Cops: Handyman stole $1,900 from Westport man
Published 3:04 pm, Wednesday, October 4, 2017
WESTPORT — A Norwalk man was charged Sept. 29 with forgery and larceny in connection with a 2016 incident in which forged checks totaling $1,900 were stolen from a Westport man, police said.
In December 2016, Westport Police received a complaint from the victim that checks made out to “Cash” with his forged signature had been stolen from his checkbook and cashed. The victim, who lives on Newtown Turnpike, told police he had a handyman named Ralph who had access to the inside of his home, according to the police report.
Police were able to track the cashed checks to the Bank of America account of Ralph Esposito. A warrant was issued and Esposito, 60, was charged Sept. 29 with third-degree forgery and fourth-degree larceny.
Esposito was arraigned the same day and held on a 15,000 bond, according to police.