Frank Angelo, 54, of Fairfield Avenue, Darien, was charged on a warrant Friday with third-degree larceny by scheme.

Angelo opened a checking account at a People's United Bank branch in Greenwich on July 11, 2011, with a $25 deposit, police said. A few weeks later he deposited a Merrill Lynch check for $3,300 into the account at a bank branch in Fairfield. That same day, two checks, each for $1,550 and made out to Angelo's landlord, were drawn on the account. However, the balance in the account at that time was 84 cents, and the Merrill Lynch check was returned for insufficient funds, police said.

Angelo was released on a promise to appear May 25 in Bridgeport Superior Court.