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Bank accountant steals from customer • Brooklyn Paper

Bank accountant steals from customer

94th Precinct

Greenpoint–Northside

Inside job

An accountant at the Chase Bank on Greenpoint Avenue stole $13,000 from a customer’s account in a crime that was only discovered this week.

The customer told cops that he noticed a discrepancy in his tax forms on June 3 and realized that the perpetrator, a worker at the trusted bank branch, had written 10 checks to himself on April 30.

Broken homes

At least two break-ins occurred in the past week:

• A thief broke into a Woodpoint Road apartment on June 2 and stole two laptops, two cameras, a TV set, and an Xbox game console.

It is unclear how the perpetrator entered the apartment, near Skillman Avenue, but the victim believes the break-in occurred around 8 pm.

• A burglar broke into a Java Street residence located between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue and stole bank statements as well as other valuables on June 2. The victim came home at 2 am and discovered that his belongings were missing from his safe.

Nabbed in act

Three would-be thieves were caught breaking into a Jackson Street residence at 2 pm on June 2.

The thieves entered the place, between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue, through a front window. Cops said that they later caught up with the trio, which still had the laptop, iPod, and other goodies on hand.

Cars missing

At least three cars were stolen in the past week:

• A car swindler stole a vehicle on Berry Street on May 30. The owner told cops that he parked between N. 11th and N. 12th streets at 5:45, but the car was gone in a half-hour.

• A thief jacked a 1995 Cutlass Ciera parked on Kingsland Avenue overnight on June 4. The owner parked between Norman and Greenpoint avenues around midnight and returned at noon to find his vehicle missing.

• A thief stole a car on Clay Street overnight on June 3. The owner of the Toyota Rav 4 parked between Manhattan Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard at around midnight and returned at 8:30 am the next day to find an empty parking spot.

Music lover

A perpetrator stole a variety of musical instruments on June 4 from a parked car outside Brooklyn Bowl.

The owner of the car parked near N. 11th Street at around 1 am and returned two hours later to find his keyboard, drums, and other items gone.

— Daniel Ng

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