A Bronx, N.Y., man was held on a $50,000 bond after police said he tried to take $3,900 from someone else's checking account Wednesday at a Fairfield bank.
Donell J. Brown, 34, went into TD Bank, 1643 Post Road, around 2 p.m., and tried to withdraw the money from a New Jersey man's account, police said. He showed a driver's license and VISA card that had the account holder's name as identification, but both the license and the credit card were fake, police said.
The teller asked Brown about the account's recent activity, but Brown could not provide any information and when bank managers called the account's real owner, they were told no one else had authorization to withdraw funds from the checking account.
When police arrived, Brown refused to give them his real name, despite being told that his refusal would result in a charge of interfering with police, according to the report. Once police determined Brown's identity, he was charged with two counts of criminal attempt to commit identity theft and one count each of second-degree forgery, criminal attempt to commit third-degree larceny, interferring with a police officers, criminal impersonation and possession of a fraudulent credit card.
Police said Brown has "many" arrests for identity theft in the state of New York.
He is scheduled to appear Feb. 25 in Bridgeport Superior Court.