Darien Post Office mailbox larcenies continue

A resident said she had dropped four outgoing checks into the post office depository on Jan. 21 at around 9 a.m. On the same day, the same resident received notification from her banking institution that fraudulent activity had been suspected. A check, originally written to Optimum in the amount of $233.32, had been altered and deposited in the amount of $4,989.03. The resident contacted the recipients of the other three checks and was advised that none of them had been received.

A resident put an outgoing check in the post office depository on the afternoon of Jan. 13. The check, initially written out to Aquarion in the amount of $100, had been altered and deposited in the amount of $998.33.

A resident placed two outgoing checks into the post office depository box on Jan. 13. When the resident called her bank to check on the status of the checks, the amounts given for the two checks were different than the amounts written on the checks. A check originally written to Costco for $3,686.87 had been altered and deposited in the amount of $2,200.80. A check originally written to Eversource in the amount of $213.53 had been altered and deposited in the amount of $4,750.70.

A resident said on Jan. 13 or 14, she deposited an outgoing check into the depository at the post office. The complainant was notified by her bank that her account had been flagged for fraudulent activity. A check originally written out to a person had been altered and deposited in the amount of $5,000.