Eileen B. Fish, 50, of Fawnwood Road, Newtown, was charged with issuing a bad check for nearly $170,000 Friday.

Police said Fish dropped off a personal check in the amount of $168,000 as a deposit on a house for sale in Westport. The check was given to the seller's lawyer in Fairfield on June 4, but was returned because of insufficient funds.

Fish was released on a promise to have appeared Wednesday in Bridgeport Superior Court.