WESTPORT — A New Jersey woman faces charges in the latest in a series of recent arrests made in connection with the forgery of checks stolen from the mail locally.
Rosimer Martinez-Castillo, 27, of Elizabeth, N.J., was charged Jan. 29 with third-degree larceny, second-degree forgery, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit second-degree forgery.
Police launched an investigation on Dec. 29, 2021, after receiving a report that a check, written for $560 and placed in the mail from the complainant’s home, apparently was stolen, forged for $5,500 and deposited in an unknown bank account.
Martinez-Castillo was identified as the suspect by investigators using search warrants, video-surveillance recordings and information shared with other law-enforcement agencies, police said.
A warrant for the arrest of Martinez-Castillo was issued. After learning she was being held at the Middlesex County Correctional Facility in New Jersey, a Westport police detective was dispatched Jan. 29 to take her into custody.
Martinez-Castillo was transported to Westport, where she was formally charged and held on $50,000 bond. She was arraigned the next day at state Superior Court in Stamford.