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Bronx Woman Charged with Forgery, ID Theft in Darien, Stamford

The woman allegedly took several thousand dollars from the bank account of a British National living in Las Vegas.

A Bronx woman has been charged by Stamford authorities with a plethora of forgery and larceny charges while the woman was being held by Darien police on similar charges from a related incident, police said Tuesday.

Stephany Jeffry, 20, of Walton Ave., was arrested in connection to an incident in which $2,800 was taken from a Las Vegas woman's bank account in Stamford, Sgt. Andrew Gallagher said.

According to Gallagher, Jeffry allegedly used a story about a robbery, a new, fake driver's license and the Las Vegas woman's HSBC bank account number to illegally withdraw the funds from a Stamford bank while assuming the identity of the victim.

Gallagher then she the woman and two additional accomplices and attempted to withdraw funds from a Darien bank when the bank system warned employees of multiple large transactions.

Jeffry was in court on the charges stemming from the Darien incident when Stamford police arrested her on the additional charges. Jeffry was released on a Promise to Appear as she was already in police custody and being held on the Darien charges.

The victim was a British national who moved to California with her husband and the Las Vegas. The investigation is on going in regards to the two additional parties allegedly involved in the scheme, and a warrant has been issued for one of the parties, a male.

Jeffry was charged with third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit thrid-degree larceny, third-degree identity theft, conspiracy to commit identity theft, second-degree forgery, conspiracy to commit second-degree forgery and third-degree forgery. Charges from the Darien incident are similar.

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Other Arrests

Sharana D. Bailey-Bramble, 22, of Southfield Ave., was charged Monday night with failure to pay or plead to an infraction.

Sabina N. Daraz, 39, of Weed Ave., was charged Monday afternoon with intefering with an officer/resisting and disorderly conduct (capable of causing minor injury).

Julia Dominguez-Lopez, 33, of High St., was charged Monday night with disorderly conduct (capable of causing minor injury) and third-degree assault.

Nikson Nicollaj, 18, of Maher Rd., was charged Monday night with fifth-degree larceny.

Miguel Angel Rivas, 42, of Hoyclo Rd., was charged early Tuesdaywith evading responsibility in a motor vehicle and following too closely to a non-commercial vehicle.

Dimitri L. Taranov, 43, of Stanwich Pl., was charged Monday morning with preparation of a controlledsubstance without a license and sale of certain illegal drugs.

Lamont Whealton, 48, of Perry St., was charged early Tuesday with illegal possession of narcotics, operation of a motor vehicle without a license and operation causing unnecessary noise.

Serwin Obdulio Zapata-Lima, 22, of High St., was charged Monday night with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct (capable of causing minor injury).

Joseph Velez October 03, 2012 at 05:51 PM
What Dummie's, just got a little too Greedy!

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