Milford man charged with sending $11,000 in bad checks to surety company

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A Milford man has been charged after officials say he fraudulently issued checks for $11,400 to a surety company in Bridgeport.

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ROCKY HILL — A Milford man has been charged after officials say he fraudulently issued $11,400 in checks to a surety company in Bridgeport.

Jason Turoczi, 40, is currently in state custody with 21 cases pending in nine different court districts. The state’s Criminal Justice Division said Turoczi wrote 19 checks totaling $11,434 to a surety company through a mobile banking app bill payment service. The checks were issued through a bank account and the bill payment service sent the checks directly to the surety company.

“The total amount of the checks ‘greatly exceeded’ the balance in Turoczi’s bank account,” according to the state.


Detectives from the State’s Prosecution Office of the State’s Attorney’s Office have charged Jason Turoczi, 40, of Milford, with attempted felony second-degree robbery. If convicted, Turoczi faces up to 10 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines, the state’s Division of Criminal Justice said in a news release Tuesday.

Turoczi is being held on $15,000 bond for the case, state officials said.

Garland K. Long