FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A woman attempting to cash a fake check at First Niagara Bank in Fairfield was arrested on forgery charges Thursday evening, police said.
Bank employees called Fairfield police when they realized the woman was attempting to cash a fake check, police said.
According to the police report, employees at the Post Road branch received a "red flag" alert in their system when cashing a check for $1,995.75 from Common Vision Inc. out of Hamden.
When bank employees contacted the company, it was determined that there had been a recent problem with its checks, police said. The company said the woman, identified as 28-year-old Latoya Knighton of Hartford, had never been given a check, police said.
Police were then contacted, and Knighton was charged with fourth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny and third-degree forgery.
Knighton was released on $5,000 bond and given a court date of July 24.