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Second person taken into custody for bank fraud

Published 2:23 pm, Friday, January 10, 2014
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Jamilia Boyd, 32, of 2304 7th Ave., New York, N.Y, was taken into custody in New York City for her involvement in a bank fraud.

Boyd originally was arrested by New York City and Darien detectives Oct. 23 and held on the Darien charges until her extradition to Connecticut Jan. 9.

Boyd was the second person arrested by the Darien police in which she and an accomplice, Michael Brady, 61, of 620 Gates Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y, had been implicated in bank fraud.

Boyd and Brady had filed false trade names at the Darien town clerk's office and used those names to open fraudulent bank accounts.

Boyd deposited stolen checks into the accounts and quickly withdrew the money, which totaled $57,000.

Other attempts to withdrawal funds were thwarted after Darien detectives notified numerous financial institutions of the scam.

The Darien Police Department arrested Brady on Dec. 9, 2013 for his participation in the scheme.

Brady is still being held at the Bridgeport Correctional Center for the Darien charges.

Boyd was held in lieu of $150,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 20.

Police are unsure how the two intercepted the checks. One of the checks was on the way to Utah from upstate Connecticut and the other was going to New York City from California, police said.

Police believe the two were able to collect more than $100,000 from other fake companies.