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Monroe Detectives Charge Man in Theft of Checks from Mailboxes

Corey Roberts of Main Street in Monroe.
Corey Roberts of Main Street in Monroe.

A Monroe man allegedly stole checks from mailboxes around town back in December, depositing the money into several bank accounts and making cash withdrawals of the amounts. He was also obtaining money transfers using the stolen check information and creating counterfeit checks with the stolen account information, according to police.

Corey Roberts, 23, of Main Street was arrested on Jan. 17 and charged with first-degree larceny, identity theft, criminal impersonation, second-degree forgery and forgery of symbols of value. He was held on $75,000 bond and brought to court on Jan. 21.

The investigation led to three search warrants, two in Bridgeport and one in Monroe. Over the course of the investigation, multiple victims were also identified in Trumbull, Milford, Stratford, and Shelton, police said, adding detectives are continuing to investigate.

The investigation began after the Monroe Police Department received complaints of checks being stolen from mailboxes last December.

Carl Kolchak January 22, 2014 at 05:56 PM
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