Darien resident reports stolen outgoing mail, including check

A Darien resident told police he put a personal check in the amount of $896.63 in his mailbox as outgoing mail in late October. Just before calling police, the resident received a bill from the institution the check was meant for, informing him of an outstanding balance. He contacted his institution, which told him that the check had been cashed on Oct. 29. The image of the cashed check showed it had not been altered.