Jason Lumas / Photo, Westport Police Department

WESTPORT — A Pennsylvania man is accused of stealing a $25,550 check from the mail locally.

Jason Lumas, 31, of Allentown, Pa., was charged Jan. 9 with first-degree larceny and third-degree identity theft in connection with the incident.

Police were alerted last Oct. 6 that a check for $25,550, dropped in a local Postal Service mailbox for delivery, had been apparently been intercepted. 

The check was then “fraudulently endorsed,” police said, and deposited Oct. 13 into a TD Bank account that was not the intended recipient’s.

Police investigating the complaint used search warrants, video surveillance recordings and information shared with other law-enforcement agencies to identify Lumas as the suspect who deposited the stolen check, according to the report.

A warrant for the arrest of Lumas was issued, and he turned himself in Jan. 9 at Police Department headquarters to be formally charged.

He was released after posting $50,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 30 at state Superior Court in Stamford.