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Police: Help us nab this suspected swindler

Insecurity: Cops accuse this guy of stealing $2,000 from a woman by passing bad checks and using a stolen debit card at a bank in Crown Heights.
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Police are on the lookout for an alleged huckster accused of stealing a woman’s identity and using it to pilfer thousands of dollars from her bank account, according to a report.

Security cameras at a bank branch on Fulton Street between Utica and Rochester avenues in Crown Heights on July 7 captured the alleged charlatan cashing $1,500 in bad checks in the victim’s name and withdrawing $500 from her account using a stolen debit card shortly after 10 am, cops said.

The suspect committed his alleged offenses while wearing a neon security vest, according to a camera still released by police on Thursday afternoon.

Police ask with information regarding the incident 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

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at nhurowitz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz

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