Police are looking for two crooks who stole a man’s identity and withdrew money from his account at banks around Queens.
According to police, at 10 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2017, a 22-year-old man found that he had unauthorized withdrawals from his bank account. An investigation found that an unknown woman, described as a black woman aged 50 to 60-years-old and wearing a fur cap and black jacket, withdrew approximately $1,300 from the victim’s bank account using counterfeit checks that were deposited at various Chase banks and the cash was immediately withdrawn.
Two days later, at 9:48 a.m. on Dec. 13, 2017, an unknown man entered a Chase Bank located at 118-30 Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills, posed as the victim and withdrew $180 from the account. Later that day at 3:02 p.m., the suspect entered a different Chase Bank, located at 37-67 75th St. in Jackson Heights, and withdrew $80 from the victim’s account.
Police described the suspect behind the Dec. 13 withdrawals as an Asian man that was last seen wearing a gray baseball cap, a gray hooded sweater and a dark colored jacket.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.