Police: Former Employee of Local Business Charged with 10 Counts of Forgery

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New Canaan Police on Tuesday arrested a 38-year-old Shelton woman by warrant on 10 counts of forgery in connection with the theft of about $5,000 from a local business.

Rashel Williams. Photo courtesy of the New Canaan Police Department

On Aug. 20, police received a complaint regarding forged checks at an Oenoke Ridge business, officials said.

Investigators established that Rashel Williams, a former employee at the time of the forgeries, was a suspect, according to a police report.

Police obtained a warrant for Williams’s arrest on four counts of third-degree larceny, two counts of fifth-degree larceny and four counts of sixth-degree larceny, all misdemeanors.

According to Connecticut Judicial Branch records, Williams has been convicted of multiple crimes for a more than 10-year period. In 2008, she was charged by Fairfield Police with three counts of first-degree failure to appear (to which she would plead guilty), in 2010 Fairfield Police charged her with second-degree forgery and fifth-degree larceny as well as three more counts of first-degree failure to appear (pleaded guilty), in 2011 Bridgeport Police charged her with interfering with an officer (pleaded guilty) and in 2017 Norwalk Police charged her with second-degree forgery, third-degree identity theft and sixth-degree larceny (pleaded guilty).

New Canaan Police took custody of her at about 11:45 a.m. at state Superior Court in Norwalk.

She was held on $1,500 bond and scheduled to appear Wednesday in state Superior Court.

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