Bridgeport’s second chance director arrested

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BRIDGEPORT - The head of the mayor’s second chance program for ex-offenders, already under investigation for using a police-style badge to bypass security at the Golden Hill Street courthouse, was charged Friday in connection with a fraudulent check scheme. And, as a result, he is out of his $57,000 a year municipal job, fired by Mayor Joe Ganim, himself a former felon trying to shatter negative perceptions of people with criminal records. Louis Reed was booked at the Police Department on charges of third-degree larceny and second-degree forgery. He was released after posting $30,000 bond pending arraignment in the Golden Hill Street courthouse on Sept. 13.
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