Bronx woman allegedly used fake ID in check fraud
Published 5:39 pm, Tuesday, July 11, 2017
DARIEN — Police arrested a Bronx woman July 3 just after 5:30 p.m. after she allegedly tried to cash a fraudulent check.
According to employees of the TD Bank at 55 Post Road, Emily Ramirez entered the bank, approached a teller and requested to cash a check. Ramirez then allegedly handed over the check for $1,679.25 and a suspicious-looking New Jersey identification, according to the teller. The employee sought the opinion of his supervisor and when Ramirez saw the two bank employees conferring, she reportedly left the bank. The teller kept the check and ID, which turned out to have her photo on it but a different name.
Darien officers arrived on the scene and were given a description of Ramirez by bank employees. Across the street from the bank, officers found Ramirez, who fit the description, and questioned her.
Ramirez, of 440 E. 186th St., admitted to attempting to make a fraudulent transaction and told police she was approached by a friend about “making some money” by cashing a false check. The 24-year-old said she was then introduced to two males who gave her paperwork and ID to use in the fraud. She refused to name either of the men.
Officers confirmed the verifying information on the false documents belonged to an actual person, according to police.
Ramirez was arrested for first-degree forgery, third-degree identity theft and fourth-degree criminal attempt to larceny. She was initially held on a $2,000 bond, which was then dropped by the bail commissioner to a promise to appear in court July 13 in Stamford.