NEW CANAAN — A Bronx, N.Y. woman was charged Sept. 15 for allegedly stealing nearly $3,000 from a New Canaan resident for whom she worked.

Police said they received a complaint of missing checks and money on Aug. 17, 2016, prompting an investigation into Ramatu Al-hassan, 33, who was working as a health care worker for the complainant.

Police determined that in August 2016, Al-hassan had on multiple occasions used the New Canaan resident’s credit card without permission and forged the victim’s signature on checks she would then cash.

In total, Al-hassan cashed $2,000 in forged checks and charged $867 on the credit card, according to police.

On Sept. 15, New Canaan Police drove to the Stamford Police Department, where Al-hassan was being held on other charges, to take her into custody. She was charged with fourth-degree larceny, three counts of charges on a revoked credit card, and two counts of second-degree forgery.

Al-hassan was held on $5,000 bond and is due in court Sept. 27.; @justinjpapp1