DENVILLE, NJ - Two Bronx, N.Y. men face charges in connection with an attempt to use fake identification papers to open a bank account in the township, police said.
They said the incident took place June 5 and resulted in the arrest of Abdoul Traore, 19, and Aboulye Traore, 20. Police said their investigation began when they were called to 125 East Main Street "for the report of an individual attempting to open a bank account under fraudulent pretenses."
125 East Main Street is the address of a Bank of America branch.
Before police got to the scene, the man left in a vehicle, police said. They said the vehicle, driven by Aboulye Traore, was subsequently pulled over on Route 80, near Route 53.
At that time, police determined that Abdoul Traore, a passenger in the vehicle, "used a fraudulent identification to open a banking account as well as presented this information as his identification," police said. They said they arrested both men, charging Abdoul Traore with ID theft, forgery and hindering apprehension and charging Aboulye Traore with conspiracy to commit ID theft.
The men were released pending an appearance in state Superior Court, police said.