Police: Bronx Woman Arrested on Identity Theft, Impersonation, Forgery Charges

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According to police: 25-year-old Bronx woman with a phony driver’s license tried to cash a check at a bank in Darien, but bank employees — already on the lookout for her — called police, who arrested her.

Darien police described what happened with this account (including accusations not proven in court):

Mug Shot Kashai Princess George

Photo from Darien P.D.

March 3 arrest photo of Kashai George, 25, of the Bronx

Sometime before 1:02 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, police were called to TD Bank at 55 Post Road.

Bank employees told them that a woman, later identified as Kashai Princess George, 25, of the Bronx, had been going to other TD Bank branches in Greenwich and Stamford, claiming to be Saronji Basil and attempting to get account information and cash checks under that name.

An internal bank memo had gone out to various branches warning them of the woman. Then she showed up at the Darien branch. When George entered the bank and went to a teller, the teller immediately recognized her.

The teller alerted a co-worker, and the two of them stalled George until police came.

Officers were given the documentation George had on her, including the driver’s license with the name “Sarojni Basil” on it. When George was asked if the information and documentation she had given to the bank was hers, George admitted that it wasn’t. She said that the driver’s license, which had her picture on it, had someone else’s information.

When police searched George, they found a fake cashier’s check, which was identified as the one she had tried to cash at the Stamford branch. The check was written out to Sarojni Basil for $4,532.

George, a resident of Kingland Avenue in the Bronx, was charged with first-degree forgery, third-degree identity theft and criminal impersonation.

She was unable to post a $10,000 bond and was held for an appearance in court on March 5, two days after her arrest. Later, she did post the full bond, using a bail bondsman. Her next court date is March 28.