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Manhattan Woman Charged in Bank Scheme in Stamford

Woman allegedly attempted to withdraw funds from an account that was not hers using a fake ID, police said.

On Tuesday, officers were dispatched to a Chase Bank in the area of the 2100 block of Summer Street for reports of a female who had just committed bank fraud and was headed in the direction of the 6th Street post office.

Upon arrival officers were informed by bank employees that a woman, identified by police as Kim Latanya Alston, 46, of W. 65th Street in Manhattan, had allegedly attempted to withdraw $4,200 from an account using a fake ID with her photo and the name of the account holder, police said.

Authorities explained a bank manager told the officers that, as employees inspected the ID which they believed to be fake, the woman was recognized as having completed a transaction the day prior for $2,600 using a different name.

Authorities stopped Alston in the area of 1600 Bedford Street and detained her until a bank employee was brought and positively identified Alston as the alleged perpetrator. At that point, Alston was taken into custody, police said.

Alston was charged with third-degree attempted larceny, third-degree attempted identity theft, third-degree forgery, third-degree larceny (shoplifting), third-degree identity theft and third-degree forgery.

MikeS August 05, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Man, this is becoming a regular occurrence. A week doesn't go by where you don't hear about someone from NYC caught in SW Connecticut attempting to pull off some type of fraudulent financial transaction, either spending counterfeit money or trying to pull off some form of bank-related identity theft.

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