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Yorktown Police Make Two Identity Theft Arrests

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Police Department arrested two men on felony identity theft charges this week.

On Wednesday, police responded to Chase Bank on Commerce Street, where a 44-year-old Bronx man was allegedly trying to withdraw money from somebody else’s account, police said. Bank employees told police that, earlier in the day, another bank branch warned them about the man, who attempted to do the same thing elsewhere.

Around 4:05 p.m., Yorktown police arrested Kevin Brown for allegedly attempting to use a forged driver’s license and bank card to withdraw money from the Chase Bank.

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Brown was charged with first-degree identity theft, a class D felony; third-degree attempted grand larceny, a class D felony; and second-degree possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony.

He was arraigned at Yorktown Justice Court and is being held without bail at Westchester County Jail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, July 24.

Earlier in the week, police also arrested a 39-year-old Peekskill man for allegedly stealing the identity of a Florida man and using it in Yorktown.

Police were notified of the alleged identity theft by the Polk Country Florida Sherriff’s Department on June 26. On Monday, Jose Crespo was arrested and charged with second-degree identity theft, a class E felony, and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony.

Crespo was arraigned at Yorktown Justice Court and released on $2,500 bail. He is also due back in court on July 24.

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