Westport woman arrested for cashing fraudulent checks

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Authorities have charged a Westport woman with cashing more than $20,000 in of fraudulent checks.

They say 32-year-old Jennifer Madrid stole the checks from a victim's office to support her drug habit.

Police say Madrid admitted to the crime and claimed she broke into the victim's locked office using a credit card.

They say 35 checks were cashed in the incident.

Madrid has been charged with larceny, burglary and 35 counts of forgery.

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