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Former Employee Charged with Stealing from Stamford Landscaper

The man allegedly stole from the company two previous times as well, according to police.

Former Employee Charged with Stealing from Stamford Landscaper

A former landscaping company employee was charged Tuesday in what police said was the third instance of the man forging checks from the company, they announced Wednesday. 

According to authorities, Jose Antonio Velez, 42, of Fairfield Ave., allegedly forged three checks from his former employer in either his name or checks made out to "Cash" totaling approximately $1,800.

Police said Velez was charged in two previous instances, one in 2011 and one in spring of 2012, and all previous instances involved the same employer. According to authorities, following the first incident, Velez was forgiven but following the 2012 incident, he was released from the company. In this instance, police said the owner wasn't sure from where Velez allegedly acquired the checks.

Velez turned himself in to police after receiving a phone call from them. He was charged with second-degree larceny, fourth-degree larceny and three counts third-degree forgery. He was released on a Promise To Appear as he'd been cooperating with police up to that point.

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Other Arrests

Subrina Foster, 25, of Hillcrest Ave., was charged Tuesday afternoon with violation of a protective order and disorderly conduct.

Alex Garcia, 18, of Charles St., was charged Tuesday night with traveling at an unreasonable speed, evading responsibility while causing property damage or injury and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Frieda Michelle Hunt, 46, of S. Pacific St., was charged early Wednesday with possession of narcotics, conspiracy to commit possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, conspiracy to commit possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of marijuana.

Tonya R. Jones, 44, of Myano Ln., was charged Tuesday evening with failure to pay or plead to an infraction.

Gregory Lesperance, 22, of Fairfield Ave., was charged Tuesday afternoon with disorderly conduct (threatening), violation of a protective order and two counts second-degree threatening.

Miguel Lopez-Berrios, 45, of Pacific St., was charged Tuesday morning with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree larceny.

Thomas F. Reardon, 66, of Crestview Ave., was charged early Wednesday with possession of narcotics, conspiracy to commit possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and conspiracy to commit possession of narcotics with intent to sell.

Jevon Lamont Roberts, 33,of Maple St. in Bridgeport, was charged Tuesday afternoon with two counts first-degree failure to appear.

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