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New Canaan Woman Cashed $88K Check Stolen From Ex-Husband, Police Say

Heather Dial
Heather Dial Photo Credit: New Canaan Police Department

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A New Canaan woman was charged with forging her ex-husband's signature in order to deposit a $88,000 check that had been mailed to him, according to police.

A New Canaan man reported on May 11 that a check for $88,917.26 was missing and had been cashed and deposited into a bank account, police said. He said it had been mailed to an old address, and that the mail was being forwarded to his ex-wife's new residence, according to police.

The man had a photocopy of the cashed check and his signature, which was forged on the check, police said. The man believed that the signature had been forged by his ex-wife, 46-year-old Heather Dial of New Canaan, according to police.

Police launched and investigation and obtained a search warrant for Dial's bank account, which revealed that on May 4, a deposit for $88,917.26 had been made from the forged signature, police said. All the deposited money has been withdrawn from the account and can't be accounted for at this time, police said.

An arrest warrant was issued for Dial, and she turned herself in to police on Friday. She was charged with first-degree larceny and second-degree forgery, and released on a promise to appear in court on June 12.

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