Kayla Rosas / Photo, Westport Police Department

WESTPORT — Theft of another check from the mail locally, with a new amount forged before deposit, resulted in the arrest of a New York woman, police said — the third person facing similar charges in less than a week.

Kayla Rosas, 25, of New York City, N.Y., was charged Feb. 22 with second-degree forgery, second-degree identity theft and second-degree criminal attempt at larceny.

Two other recent arrests made by Westport police for check theft took place Feb. 25 and Feb. 27.

Charges against Rosas were filed after police investigated a complaint filed in April 2022 that a check was stolen from the U.S. Postal Service mailbox on Myrtle Avenue. 

The complainant told police the amount of the check was changed from $250 to $4,300 before an attempt was made to deposit it.

Police investigating the incident used search warrants and information shared with other law-enforcement agencies to identify Kayla Rosas as the suspect, according to the report.

On Feb. 22, Rosas was taken into custody by Westport police at the Westchester County Correctional Center in New York where she was being detained. She was transported to Police Department headquarters and formally charged.

Unable to post $50,000 bond, Rosas was held for arraignment the next day at state Superior Court in Stamford.