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Westport Police Arrest 3 On Multiple Fake Check Charges

Westport Police charged three men with allegedly attempting to cash fake checks on Tuesday.
Westport Police charged three men with allegedly attempting to cash fake checks on Tuesday. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport police charged three men with attempting to cash fraudulent checks at a local bank Tuesday, July 15, officials said.

Officers responded to First County Bank on 1260 Post Road E. on a report of a suspicious person possibly trying to cash fake checks, police said. When officers arrived, the suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle, according to police.

A description of the vehicle was obtained, and officers stopped in the area of Post Road East and Maple Avenue, police said.

Lezaun Bell, 44, of Windsor; Travon Johnson,32, of Hartford; and Patrict Dodd, 27, of Cromwell; were in the car and found to be in possession of numerous fraudulent checks, Westport Police said.

Each suspect was charged with eight counts of first-degree forgery, second-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, eight counts of trafficking personal information and eight counts of identity theft, according to officials.

Each was held $20,000 bond with court appearances set for July 25.

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