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Westport Police: Housekeeper Stole Checks from Clients

Diana Parra
Diana Parra Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. — A Norwalk housekeeper was arrested Thursday on charges of attempting to rob two clients by stealing checks from their Westport homes, police said.

Diana Parra, 48, of Cavanaugh Street, turned herself in to police and was charged with two counts each of third-degree forgery, third-degree larceny and sixth-degree larceny in connection with the two incidents, police said.

In early July 2016, Parra stole the second-to-last check in one victim’s checkbook, wrote it out for $4,000, forged the woman’s signature and deposited it into her own personal account at a branch of Citibank, police said.

Officers positively identified Parra on the bank’s video surveillance, police said.

Later the same month, Parra was captured on Citibank ATM surveillance footage depositing a second couple’s stolen check for an undisclosed amount, police said.

She was held on $4,000 bond is scheduled to appear in court on April 13 for both incidents, police said.

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