Woman arrested for identity theft

Police arrested a woman from Seymour, Conn., Oct. 16, on the charges of identity theft, criminal attempt to commit larceny third, forgery third, conspiracy to commit larceny third, conspiracy to commit forgery third and conspiracy to commit identity theft, all stemming from a crime she allegedly committed in Wilton.

According to police, Shelli Shapiro, 35, of Roberts Street, Seymour, had stolen a $3,000 check from a car parked at a home on Old Nursery Drive in Wilton. She then attempted to cash it at Bankwell in Fairfield, where she banks.

The bank denied her request and notified the victim, who then notified Wilton police.

Detectives learned Shapiro’s name from Bankwell and subsequently drafted a warrant for her arrest.

Police said there were two suspects involved. The other individual is currently incarcerated and police are serving his habeas on Oct. 22.

Shapiro was held on a court-ordered bond of $7,500, which was posted by a bail bondsman. Her court date is Oct. 26 at Norwalk Superior Court.