Police Reports: Someone tried to withdraw over $9k from Cheshire couple’s account


MONROE, CT — Monroe police detectives are investigating an incident, in which a woman allegedly used a fraudulent passport as identification to withdraw $9,300 from a Cheshire couple’s account at the Connex Credit Union branch on Main Street in Monroe on Nov. 29.

A credit union employee told officers an unknown White woman wearing glasses and a puffy black coat came in just before 2:30 p.m. to make a $9,300 withdrawal.

She was reportedly told the sum could not be provided without an appointment, which she could schedule for the next day. However, she could withdraw $1,500 the same day.

The woman agreed to withdraw the smaller amount and was asked for her photo ID. Police said she provided a U.S. passport with the correct name, but the woman did not look like the person in the photo.

The bank employee told her he could not perform the transaction, but she could return with updated identification the next day at 2 p.m.

Police said the woman left about 10 minutes before officers arrived at Connex and was last seen walking behind the Shell gas station at 123 Main St.

The bank notified the victims about the incident and police said the couple has not suffered a financial loss.

Thieves active on Captains Hill

Police officers responded to two calls about suspicious people on Captains Hill Road Sunday. In one incident a locked pickup truck prevented a theft and a surveillance camera was stolen in the another.

A 66-year-old Captains Hill Road man told police surveillance camera footage showed two males at the end of his driveway at approximately 7:10 a.m.

One male wearing a black jacket, orange hoodie and a black hat is seen walking up to a Nissan Frontier pickup truck in the driveway. He checked the doors, found it was locked and walked away.

Police said nothing taken and there was no damage to the vehicle.

In another incident, a 60-year-old Captains Hill Road man told police he watched surveillance video after returning home Sunday evening and discovered two men were walking on his property early that morning, when he was home but unaware of it.

Video shows the two men walk up the driveway around 6:40 a.m. One was wearing a black jacket over a red hoodie, with black pants and shoes. Both appeared to be wearing gloves, but not masks, according to police.

Both reached the end of the driveway where the garage is located, then walked behind the residence. The video does not show them again.

The resident does not know what time they left the property, but believes they took one of the cameras by the garage, because one was missing, police said, adding there was no damage reported to the home.

Officers canvassed the neighborhood, but did not find any other reports of suspicious activity.

Based upon the close time frame and locations, police said the two incidents appear to involve the same suspects.

Domestic incident

A 40-year-old Purdy Hill Road man was charged in a domestic incident reported Sunday evening.

He was charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct and held on $5,000 bond, before being arraigned at court Monday morning.

Around 6:13 p.m. Sunday, a woman called police, who arrived at the property and met her husband in their driveway.

He reportedly told officers they had an argument that escalated, he became upset, kicked over the garbage bin and trash scattered on the floor.

Officers went inside the house and met the woman, who had visible injuries to her face with blood around her left eyebrow, according to police.

She reportedly told officers they argued over the use of a debit card and she was sitting next to the microwave with the door open, because she was cooking.

Her husband allegedly became upset, kicked over the garbage bin and punched the microwave door, which swung and hit her in the face, causing pain, according to the report.

Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel evaluated the woman for injuries, but she declined further medical treatment, police said.

Resources for victims of abuse

The Center for Family Justice works with law enforcement, the legal system and public officials to break the cycle of violence and abuse – domestic, sexual and child – by providing services that create hope, restore lives and drive social change through education and community collaboration.

Monroe is among the six towns CFJ serves. For information, click here. Anyone in a crisis situation who needs help, can call its 24/7 hotlines:

  • Domestic Violence: 203-384-9559
  • Sexual assault: 203-333-2233
  • Spanish: 888-568-8332
  • Text: (888) 999-5545

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