Cops: Woman tried to print checks with stolen data

WEST HAVEN — Police have arrested a woman they say had numerous documents in her home belonging to identity theft victims from across the area.
Leshanda Long, 35, of Marshall Street also had computer software and related items used to produce checks, and printed checks that were either half-printed or the printed information on the check was not centered, police said.
Long was arrested Wednesday after police executed a search warrant at her home, Sgt. David Tammaro said.
“Found in her home (were) numerous driver’s licenses Social Security cards, passports, bank documents and personal paperwork belonging to several identity theft victims,’’ said Tammaro, the police spokesman.
Long is being held on bond, charged with second-degree forgery.


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