Greenwich Woman Turns Herself In for Forging Stolen Checks to Pay Her Rent

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On Jan. 23, 2015 Eileen Johnson, 46, of 124 Hamilton Ave., Apt. 2, turned herself in to Greenwich Police headquarters after learning of an outstanding warrant for her arrest for Larceny and Forgery charges stemming back to October 3, 2014 for an an incident on Grand Street.

According to Greenwich Police, in October the victim was alerted by bank officials of an unusual number of checks written against her checking account. The activity involved a large number of checks written to “cash” and to the landlord of the victim’s niece. When the victim confronted the suspect, Eileen Johnson, the suspect related that she had stolen the victim’s checkgook and forged her signature to pay for her rent and other expenses.

The suspect agreed to pay her elderly Aunt back but never did. When the victim further reconciled her finances she found further discrepancies much greater than what the suspect admitted to and agreed to pay.

The total stolen was well over $10,000 and impacted the living standard of the elderly victim.

The warrant was signed by Judge Alex V. Hernandez with a $25,000.00 cash only bond for Larceny 1st Degree, Forgery 1st Degree. She was assigned a court date of Jan. 30, 2015. She was unable to post the court set bond.


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