Foursome steals $100K from M’Beach man’s bank account • Brooklyn Paper

Foursome steals $100K from M’Beach man’s bank account

Smile, you’re on camera: This man in his 20s is also wanted in connection with the $100,000 loot, seen here at a TD Bank branch on Broadway in Manhattan on July 11 at 3:15 pm.

Four scammers withdrew roughly $100,000 from a Manhattan Beach man’s bank account in one day by cashing bogus checks at five banks across the city, police said.

The crooks, within the span of one hour on July 11, cashed 17 fraudulent checks at TD Bank branches in Manhattan and Staten Island to collect the illicit money, according to cops.

Wanted: Police are seeking this man, 40-50 years old, who they say entered a TD Bank on Victoria Boulevard on Staten Island on July 11 at 2:50 pm and used fraudulent checks to withdraw cash from a Manhattan Beach man’s business account.

One suspect, whom police said is between 40- and 50-years-old, withdrew cash from a Staten Island branch at 2:50 pm, before the second, whom cops said is between 30- and 40-years-old, hit up the same branch for more money at 3:18 pm after scamming another bank on The Rock at 2:39 pm.

The third con artist, whom officials said is in 20s, swindled two Manhattan banks less than ten blocks from each other around 3:16 pm, police said.

Looter: This man, 30-40 years of age, is wanted by police in connection with the string of fraudulent cash withdrawals at two Staten Island TD Bank branches on Forest Avenue at 2:39 pm and on Victory Boulevard at 3:18 pm on July 11.

And the fourth nogoodnik claimed his bogus bounty — while smiling for a security camera, footage shows — at another branch on the distant isle at 3:15 pm, authorities said.

The victim didn’t learn about the thefts until roughly two weeks later, when his bank alerted him to possible fraudulent activity on July 23, according to cops.

Raiding the vault: This man in his 20s is also wanted by police for allegedly withdrawing cash at two TD Bank branches, one on Third Avenue and one on W. 125th Street in Manhattan on July 11 at about 3:16 pm.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.

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