(WTNH) – EAST LYME, Connecticut ( Fake checks were allegedly written against an account belonging to East Lyme Public Schools, leading to the arrest of a 28-year-old woman from the Bronx and charging her with first-degree larceny.
According to the reports of the police, cheques worth a total of $104,510 were cashed as part of the scheme in the Bronx as well as in Moreno Valley, California. The financial data pertaining to the school district’s banking relationships were utilised in the production of the checks.
After receiving a complaint from the Town of East Lyme, which said that checks had been made against the school district, the investigation was started by the police.
The arrest of Heidi Cecilio took place on December 19 in the Bronx, and she was transported to Connecticut on Tuesday of the following week. She is being detained on a bond of $10,000 at this time.
The police have stated that additional arrests are to be expected. Officials have not specified what role Cecilio is suspected of playing in the incident.
East Lyme Public Schools lost $104,000 due to fraudulent cheques written by a Bronx woman.
After discovering in May that many checks had been drawn against the town of East Lyme’s public school system, the director of finance for the town of East Lyme filed a comprehensive report with the local police department. The total amount of the checks was 104 510 dollars.
The cheques were cashed in a number of different banks in the Bronx, New York, as well as in Moreno Valley, California.
The investigation conducted by the police determined that the checks in question were not genuine municipal checks but rather counterfeit copies generated using the correct banking information for the East Lyme Public Schools.
The inquiry has thus far resulted in one person being arrested, and other arrests are now pending.
On December 19, 2018, members of the New York Police Department took into arrest Heidi Cecilio, age 28, who resides in the Bronx. Cecilio was taken into custody by officers from the East Lyme Police Department on Tuesday, who drove to New York City to do so. She was then transported to Connecticut, where she will be tried for theft in the first degree. She is being held on a bail of $10,000 at this time.
Fraud plan including theft of $100,000 from East Lyme schools leads to arrest of New York woman
Checks totaling $104,510 were allegedly cashed in the Bronx and Moreno Valley, California as part of the fraud. The school district’s banking information was used to make the cheques.
After the town of East Lyme reported that fraudulent checks had been sent to the school district, police began their investigation.
After being arrested on December 19 in the Bronx, Heidi Cecilio was transferred to Connecticut on December 21. Her bond has been set at $10,000.
Further arrests, according to police, are likely. No one from the government has explained exactly what crimes Cecilio is suspected of committing.
Police said a 28-year-old woman from the Bronx stole from the East Lyme Public Schools by writing fraudulent checks from her account.
After finding out in May that a large number of checks had been written against the public school system of the town of East Lyme, the director of finance for the town of East Lyme filed a detailed report with the local police department. The sum of all of the checks amounted to 104 510 dollars in total.
Checks were cashed in a variety of banks in the Bronx, New York, as well as in Moreno Valley, California, both of which are located in the United States.
The investigation that was carried out by the police led them to the conclusion that the checks in question were not authentic checks issued by the city of East Lyme, but rather copies of checks that had been forged using the right banking information for the East Lyme Public Schools.
The investigation has so far led to the arrest of one person, and there are currently awaiting arrests for further individuals.
On December 19, 2018, officers with the New York Police Department arrested Heidi Cecilio, who is 28 years old and lives in the Bronx. Cecilio was taken into custody. On Tuesday, officers from the East Lyme Police Department drove to New York City in order to apprehend Cecilio, who was then brought into custody by those cops. After that, she was sent to Connecticut, which is where her trial for the most serious level of theft will take place. At this time, she is being held in lieu of a bail amount of $10,000.
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The New York Police Department arrested 28-year-old Bronx resident Heidi Cecilio on December 19. On Tuesday, members of the East Lyme Police Department flew to New York City to apprehend Cecilio; she will be extradited to Connecticut to face a charge of first-degree theft. Ten thousand dollars have been set as her bond.