Four men charged in Old Greenwch bank-fraud attempt

September 20, 2018

GREENWICH — Four New York City men are facing charges of bank fraud after they allegedly took part in a scheme to profit off a bogus transaction.

Police were called to the Chase branch in Old Greenwich Tuesday afternoon.

Inside the bank, Tommy Cruz, of 88th Ave., Queens, was charged with criminal attempt at larceny, identity theft, forgery and illegal reproduction of a payment card. Police determined he had been involved in a similar transaction at a Glenville bank, and he was also charged with additional financial crimes, according to the arrest report.

Police stopped a “suspicious” vehicle and charged three other men inside it with allegedly taking part in the attempted bank fraud.

Charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, larceny, forgery and identity theft were:

Carlos Raposo, 31, of Ellwood Street, New York City; James Amarante, 23, of West 174th St., New York City; and Francis Payamps, 27, of West 225th Street, New York City.

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