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  • Writer's pictureGabriel Donio

FAKE ID USED IN THEFT ATTEMPT


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Tried to take $3,460 from account


HAMMONTON—Police have charged a suspect in connection with the attempted withdrawal of $3,460 from a bank account using a fake license, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.


The crime was originally reported to police on March 13 at 6:11 p.m., Friel said, and the charges have been made against an individual as a result of a police investigation, he said.


“A victim came in reporting that an unknown subject attempted to use a falsified Florida driver’s license to withdraw money from his business account,” Friel said.


The victim stated that the unknown subject attempted to withdraw $3,460 from his business checking account at a bank branch in Hammonton, Friel said.


“The unknown subject had created a false Florida driver’s license with all of the victim’s current information but had altered the photograph to reflect his own,” Friel said.


The victim stated that an employee from the Hammonton bank branch called him on March 13 at approximately 1:45 in the afternoon to inform the victim of the suspicious activity, Friel said.


Friel said Officer Christopher Henshaw reviewed the bank security footage and send out TRAC flyers to surrounding agencies that may have had similar instances.


Henshaw continued his investigation working with local, state and federal agencies to obtain the identity of the accused, which is not being released at this time, Friel said.


Charges have been issued and a copy of the complaint was mailed to the last known address of the accused subject, Friel said.


The charges are: theft by deception in the third degree, exhibiting false document as proof of identification, forgery, wrongful impersonation and criminal attempt for the theft, according to Friel.


Friel said Henshaw is the investigating officer.


This report is comprised of arrests and investigations made by the men and women of local enforcement. All suspects and arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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