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Woman charged with Stratford campaign theft

August 27, 2018

STRATFORD - A former worker for the failed mayoral campaign of Democrat Stephanie Philips has been charged with stealing nearly $3,000 from the campaign.

Tyquasha Davis, 23, of Bridgeport, was charged Monday with conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree forgery.

She was being held in lieu of $15,000 bond.

Police said earlier this year they had received a call from Patricia Patusky, who had been the treasurer for Philips’ campaign, that she had been reviewing her “Stephanie for Mayor” checking account at Milford Bank and noticed three checks had been written on the account payable to Davis totaling $2,925.96. The checks had all been written the same day.

Police said Patusky told them that she had written a check to Davis for $164 from the account for working on the campaign but that was the only check to her. Patusky’s signature on the other three checks did not match her signature, police said.

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