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Two charged in check fraud

Cesar Penson-Perez, 28, of 622 Water Street, New York, N.Y., and Socorro Deleon-Toribio, 1425 Nelson Ave., Bronx, N.Y. were arrested March 17 on charges of second-degree identity theft, second-degree forgery, criminal impersonation, third-degree criminal attempt of larceny and second-degree of conspiracy to identity theft.

On March 15, they opened a new account at the TD Bank at 55 Post Road and attempted to deposit a tax return check for $8,879, Darien police said. Two days later, they returned to the bank to ask why the account had been frozen, the report stated.

The tellers at the bank told police that they believed the information that was provided to open the account was fraudulent after realizing the woman's signature didn't match that on the identification, according to the report.

The case was turned over the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force.

Penson-Perez was held in lieu of $100,000 bond and Deleon-Toribio was held in lieu of $50,000 bond. They were scheduled to appear in court March 18.

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