Two charged with bank fraud on Greenwich Ave.

December 27, 2018

GREENWICH — Two men from the Bronx, N.Y., were charged with multiple criminal counts after police said they were caught making fraudulent deposits and withdrawals.

Officer were dispatched to the Bank of America on Greenwich Avenue Monday night, where two men were reported acting suspiciously in the vestibule for the automated teller machines. “They were following people, trying to hide their faces from the camera,” said police Lt. John Slusarz.

An investigation revealed that the two suspects had made deposits at the Bank of America, and were using a bank card that did not belong to them to make withdrawals, according to the arrest report. Officers recovered $1,500 in cash and fraudulent checks, police said. The suspects may have been following people to obtain financial data, Slusarz said, or discarded bank slips.

Charged with larceny, identity theft, forgery and criminal attempt at larceny were Nicholas Arboleda, 20, of East 172nd Street; and Noel Ortega of Lorillard Place.

Bail was set at $5,000 for each suspect.

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