WESTPORT — A town resident’s housekeeper allegedly wrote and cashed $500 in checks from her employer’s checkbook.

Olga Rincon, of Lincoln Avenue in Bridgeport, forged the checks, writing them to herself and signing her employer’s name, according to police. The 63-year-old was allegedly caught on surveillance video cashing one of the checks at a Bridgeport bank.

Westport police arrested Rincon Jan. 25 after she was stopped driving through town that evening because her brake light was out, according to the department. The forged checks had been reported in December and a warrant was out for Rincon’s arrest when an officer pulled her over.

Rincon was charged with forgery, third-degree, and held on a $10,000 bond ahead of a Feb. 8 court date. Westport police said she also has as a warrant out for her arrest from Guilford on similar charges.