Cops: NY man tried to steal from local bank account
A 70-year-old man from New York City faces a series of charges, including larceny and identity theft, after police said he tried to withdraw money from someone else’s Chase Bank account at the bank’s branch on Grasmere Avenue.
William Mabry was charged Tuesday with third-degree larceny, second-degree identity theft, two counts of second-degree forgery, interfering with an officer and criminal attempt to commit third-degree larceny.
According to police, Mabry tried to use a New Jersey driver’s license with the account holder’s name and address, but with his own photo, to withdraw $4,300 from the account. The account, however, had been flagged for suspicious activity a day earlier, when a large amount was withdrawn at a Bridgeport branch.
At first, police said, Mabry gave a false name and other personal information, but later admitted his real identity while being questioned at police headquarters.
He was held on a $10,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Nov. 9 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.