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Theft Beyond the Dreams of Counterfeiters

Counterfeit hundred dollar bills and steal $1,400—but become a CEO and you get to steal $1.7 million.

Someone passed $1,400 worth of counterfeit hundred dollar bills at two businesses in Monroe. Police said the reproductions were so good that marker tests and store scanners did not detect the bogus bills. It wasn't until Bank of America's sophisticated currency counting machine rejected it that the fraud was exposed.

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A former CEO of Latex International in Shelton has been sentenced to 70 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for from his former employer and failing to pay more than $740,000 in federal taxes on his legitimate and embezzled income.

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A woman living at Meadowlark Circle in Monroe was watering her flowers on July 8 when she tooked up to see .

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Police in Stamford this week dealt with an occurring around the city in what they believe may be several gang-related fights going on at once.

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In Norwalk, a man claiming he was "lost" was by an observant police officer.

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A Norwalk school board member, with (1) driving an unregistered vehicle (2) with a suspended license (3) while talking on his cell phone.

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A Stratford woman who teaches in Trumbull was arrested on an accusation she pushed .

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A Naugatuck police officer pulled a woman over for a traffic violation as she getting off Route 8 and, according to police, when the officer attempted to speak to the driver, he noticed inside the vehicle.

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Oxford police and animal control are investigating after was found in the middle of a road last week. Animal control officials say this is the second time this year that a cat head has been found in the same spot. 

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Darien police were called to a downtown location when someone reported a car was parked too far from the side of the road. When police arrived, they found the driver standing outside the car and later charged him with driving while under the influence of alcohol. The distance police said the car was from the curb? Four feet.

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A man thought he had put his car in "park" when he stopped at a Fairfield auto shop to get an oil change, except ... . The car rolled down the parking lot, striking another car and toppling two motorcycles.

BCT July 14, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Get elected to public office and you get to funnel tax money to programs run by your own organizations, your friends, and those who pay for your reelection. Doesn't matter if those programs actually accomplish very much or even outright fail. It's only taxpayers money and after all it's for 'the future' or 'to help' whatever is fashionable at the moment. At least the embezzlers and counterfeiters are facing legal consequences. Laws and ethics are apparently for only the little people who don't get to hide behind 'the right politics'.

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