Man indicted for trying to scam local banks with false ID


WHITE PLAINS – A 55-year-old
Bronx man has been indicted by a Westchester County grand jury on 14 counts
for identity theft, criminal possession of forged instruments and related
charges for four incidents in March.

Jose Cabrera is alleged to have presented himself as the victim at various
bank branches throughout Westchester County in order to access their checking

Prosecutors allege that on four separate incidents on the same day –
March 30 – Cabrera went to People’s United Bank branches with
a forged Connecticut driver’s license that included his photo, but
with identifying information of another man, the victim.

At branches in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Ossining and Thornwood, Cabrera
tried to access the same victim’s accounts. He was arrested on his
fourth attempt.

He was remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash
bail or bond.

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