The brother of renowned big-screen bad boy Steve Buscemi was the victim of an identity theft dating back to March.
Michael Buscemi told cops on June 1 that his bank had alerted him that someone had opened up charge accounts in his famous name and run up $3,822.81.
“This kind of thing never happened to me before — I feel vulnerable,” said Buscemi, who like his brother, is an intense actor and Park Slope resident.
Of course, talking about the crime wasn’t such a bad thing for Buscemi, who told The Brooklyn Paper that his upcoming performance on July 26 at Barbes, a Ninth Street club, would make him feel better.
Buscemi’s last performance at the club was the well-regarded “Mercury in Retrograde.” His brother, of course, is famous for his violent outbursts in “The Sopranos.”
In an unrelated (though just as modern) crime, a Sixth Avenue woman told cops on June 2 that someone had opened several credit card accounts in her name, ringing up $12,000 before she figured it out.
As with all identity thefts in the 78th Precinct, Det. Tony Shy is on both cases.
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