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Thursday, October 19 News

Norwalk woman accused of passing bad checks

WESTPORT — A Norwalk woman is being charged for two separate incidences in which she allegedly passed off bad checks, police said.

In October, Westport police learned of a September 2016 incident in which 70-year-old Patricia Hiller gave a resident a check for $945.46, which later bounced due to Hiller’s checking account having been closed.

Police said that when the individual attempted to contact Hiller via the mail, her letter was returned with a note saying that Hiller had moved and left no forwarding address.

After numerous failed attempts to contact Hiller, the individual filed a bad check arrest warrant application with Westport police, and a warrant was submitted for Hiller’s arrest.

Police later learned of a separate incident in which Hiller had allegedly written another individual a check worth $1,039.92, which later bounced due to insufficient funds in the account. Though the individual contacted Hiller to try and work out a payment plan, Hiller failed to make the agreed upon payments.

For months, Westport detectives were unable to track down Hiller until Norwalk police took her into custody on July 25 and transferred her to face her charges.

Hiller was charged with two counts of issuing a bad check. She was held on a $2,551.92 bond, and she was scheduled to be arraigned in court on July 26.

This isn’t Hiller’s first brush up with the law for passing bad checks. The Norwalk resident currently has an open court case in which she is being charged for issuing two bad checks to a New Canaan resident back in March 2016.

ptomlinson@hearstmediact.com; 203-842-2570; Twitter: @Tomlinson_PE

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