Man claims he was fleeced of $11,000 at city hall

BRIDGEPORT – A local man claims he was fleeced at city hall and this time police are investigating.

The man, whose name was not released, told police he had come into the Margaret Morton Government Center, also known as the city hall annex,  on Broad Street Thursday morning to use the bathroom after cashing an $11,000 check at a local bank, said Police Spokesman Bill Kaempffer. He said the man put the envelope containing the cash on a counter while he went to use the bathroom. But when he came out the envelope and cash were gone, he told officers.

“Detectives are reviewing the surveillance video in the annex and it’s under investigation,” Kaempffer said.

Daniel Tepfer