Forgery Investigation Leads to Arrest of Suspects in Check Cashing Scheme

FAIRFIELD – In the month of December 2020, a Stillson Road resident placed several personal checks in their mailbox, which were subsequently stolen.  The victim’s checks were forged and made out to other individuals in much higher dollar amounts.  The checks were transacted upon at local area banks.  Detectives obtained surveillance footage from those local banks, which showed two suspects involved in these crimes.  After a lengthy investigation, to include several search warrants, Detectives identified the two suspects as Jimmy Ray Joyner (DOB 11/26/1996) and Gregory Swinton (DOB 7/4/1993) both of Bridgeport.  Further investigation revealed that Joyner and Swinton were involved in similar check cashing schemes in various surrounding towns in the area.

On 4/19/2021, Joyner was arrested and charged with Larceny 3rd Degree (53a-124), Forgery 2nd Degree (53a-139), and Conspiracy to Commit the like. He was released on written promise to appear in court on 4/28/21 and turned over to Stratford Police Department for an outstanding warrant in their town.

On 4/27/2021, Swinton was arrested by Orange Police on an outstanding warrant in their jurisdiction, and then transported to Fairfield Police Department where he was processed for the crimes of Forgery 2nd Degree, Larceny 4th Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit the like.  Swinton was released on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 5th.

 


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