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Tuesday, December 18 News

Forged check means arrest for Bridgeport man

FAIRFIELD — A 29-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested on a warrant in state Superior Court in Bridgeport March 2, charged with criminal attempt to commit fifth-degree larceny and second-degree forgery.

Police said on Jan. 22, John J. Alvarez attempted to cash a fraudulent business check at the Chase Bank branch at 340 Grasmere Ave. Alvarez used his Connecticut state ID as identification, according to the report, and a Fairfield County Bank debit card in his name. The check was for $900.

While investigating, police found that Alvarez had prior arrests for larceny, threatening, narcotics and breach of peace, and an outstanding warrant for another fraudulent check incident. Surveillance from the bank matched Avarez’ Department of Corrections photo. When they contacted his mother, police were told he was currently serving a 35-day sentence.

Alvarez, who lives on Hanover Street in Bridgeport, was held on a $495 bond, and was arraigned March 2.

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