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Three charged with trying to cash forged checks

Published 6:04 am, Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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Three out-of-town men were charged with trying to cash fraudulent checks in town Tuesday afternoon.

Police were asked to investigate a report from First County Bank on Post Road East that a "suspicious" man was trying to cash what appeared to be forged checks about 4 p.m. Tuesday,

After being told the man had left the scene in a car with two other men, officers found the car and stopped it on Post Road East near Maple Avenue.

Based on their investigation, police determined that numerous checks found in the men's vehicle were fraudulent.

Three men taken into custody were identified by police as Lezaun Bell, 44, of Windsor; Travon Johnson, 32, of Hartford and Patrict Dodd, 27, of Cromwell.

All three men were charged with first-degree forgery, conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny, trafficking in personal information and identity theft.

Bond for each was set at $20,000 and they are set to appear July 25 in Norwalk Superior Court.