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2 Men Accused of Being in Possession of Checks from Over 200 People in Conn., N.Y.

Greenwich police have arrested two men who are accused of being in possession of checks from over 200 people in Connecticut and New York.

On Thursday morning, a Greenwich resident told police that she had watched two people remove mail containing checks from her mailbox around 11 a.m.

When police arrived to the scene, they said they discovered a vehicle matching the resident's description.

After conducting a motor vehicle stop, the two people inside of the vehicle, later identified as 23-year-old Mark Anthony Claudio, of New York, and 27-year-old Dondre Waugh, of New York, were arrested for a variety of charges.

Investigators said they found 368 personal checks from over 200 people spread out over 25 jurisdictions in Fairfield County, Westchester County and New York City.

Officers also said they found marijuana, illegal prescription drugs, fraudulent identifications and fraudulent credit cards.

Detectives are working with police agencies in other jurisdictions and are also coordinating with the U.S. Postal Investigation Service, police added.

Claudio and Waugh are each facing charges including credit card fraud, forgery, larceny, criminal attempt at theft and unlawful production of a payment card. Claudio is also facing an additional charge of operating a vehicle without a license.

They were each held on a $250,000 bond. Neither was able to post bond and appeared in court on Friday.

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