MONROE, CT — Police are investigating several fraudulent withdrawals from a 61-year-old Monroe woman’s Webster Bank account.
The victim told police she opened the account about 15 years ago and kept a low balance. She was recently notified that the required minimum balance changed, so she added around $495 to it, police said, adding it was the first time she used the account since opening it.
Then on Jan. 18, she learned nine separate withdrawals were made from her account for $984 each, with the money going to a Maryland tile company the victim had never heard of, according to the report.
Police said Webster Bank locked her account and opened an internal fraud investigation. No other fraudulent activities were discovered.
The woman established credit monitoring with the three major credit bureaus.
Police have no leads at this time.
Brakes fail, leading to crash
A male juvenile from Monroe told police the brakes failed on the white 1999 Ford Ranger pickup truck he was driving as he headed north on River Drive Saturday afternoon. To stop the truck, he struck a tree with his front bumper near the intersection with Turkey Roost Road.
Police said Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel also responded to the scene, but the driver said he was not injured and declined medical care.
He was give a verbal warning for driving with an ineffective braking system and his pickup truck was towed.
The accident occurred around 2:51 p.m.
A 65-year-old Monroe man was charged following a domestic disturbance at his home on Far Horizon Drive Saturday night.
Police said the female victim told officers she got into a verbal argument with her husband and he threw a Firestick TV remote down, breaking it on the floor, before allegedly shoving her face-first into the refrigerator.
She pushed him off of her and he allegedly struck her in the back of the head, causing her to fall forward, injuring her face on the floor, according to the report.
Police said the woman had facial injuries with blood on the right side of her face and on both of her hands.
The husband told officers his wife came at him and grabbed him during an argument. He said he pushed her off and she lost her balance and fell, causing her injuries.
The incident was reported around 9:14 p.m.
He was charged with third-degree assault on an elderly person and disorderly conduct. He was released after posting seven percent of his $1,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Monday.
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