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.