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Woman charged with trying to cash $4K fake check

Leighann N. Fogarty, 24, of Laurel Avenue, Bridgeport, tried to cash a fraudulent $4,000 check at the People's United Bank branch at Super Stop & Shop, 760 Villa Ave., last week, police said.

The check involved in the July 3 incident was made out to Fogarty and was to be drawn on the Stratford Pop Warner League's account, according to the report. However, Fogarty apparently tried to cash the check at another People's branch office earlier that day, but it was denied because the second line of the check was not filled out. An alert subsequently was sent to other branch banks about the fraudulent check.

Stratford Pop Warner officials said they did not authorize the check, and also said it differed in appearance from their standard checks, police said.

Fogarty was charged with first-degree forgery and criminal attempt at third-degree larceny. She was released on a $5,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Thursday in Bridgeport Superior Court.

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