FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A Bronx man was charged with attempting to use fake IDs to steal from a Fairfield bank Wednesday, according to police reports.
A teller at the TD Bank branch on the Post Road told police that a man attempted to withdraw $3,900 from a customer’s account Wednesday, police said.
The teller suspected that the New Jersey license the man gave as identification was false, and confirmed with the account-holder over the phone that the withdrawal was a scam, police said.
Investigators found that the driver’s license had incorrect markings and was forged, according to the police report. Visa also confirmed that a credit card the man used as a secondary identification was also fake, police said.
The suspect initially refused to tell police his real name, police said. He was later identified as Donell Brown, 34, of the Bronx, N.Y., according to the arrest report.
Brown was charged with attempted third-degree larceny, second-degree forgery, and two counts of attempted identity theft; all felonies. He was also charged with criminal impersonation, interfering with police and possession of a fraudulent credit card; all misdemeanors.
He was held on a $50,000 bond, and is due in court on Feb. 25.