Police: Man Tries to Open Bank Account Using Name of Another Man — Who Already Had an Account There

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A 47-year-old Brooklyn, New York man was trying to open a bank account claiming to be another person and provided bank employees with identification documents with that person’s name on them — a person who already had an account at the bank, Darien police said.

Photo from Darien P.D.

Arrest photo of Wesley Gabriel, 46, of Brooklyn, charged April 12 with identity theft and other crimes.

Police gave this further account, including accusations not proven in court:

While the man was trying to get the new account, a bank employee called police, which led to the man’s arrest.

Officers arrived at the bank at 12:58 p.m. on Friday, April 10 and spoke to the man, Wesley Gabriel of East 103rd St. in Brooklyn. Gabriel refused to give police his name or answer any questions, but the man was later identified (police didn’t say how).

Gabriel was charged with third-degree forgery, interfering with an officer, third-degree identity theft and criminal impersonation. His bond was set at $10,000, of which he paid 7% ($700) and was released. He is scheduled to appear May 2 in state Superior Court in Stamford.


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