Sus­pect booked on bank-fraud at­tempt

Greenwich Time - - NEWS - By Robert Marchant

GREEN­WICH — A Long Is­land man is fac­ing charges of try­ing to de­fraud a Green­wich bank, po­lice said.

John Crane, 57, of Patchogue, N.Y., was charged with forgery, iden­tity theft, crim­i­nal im­per­son­ation and at­tempt at lar­ceny.

Crane is ac­cused of im­per­son­at­ing an­other per­son at a bank on West Put­nam Av­enue in Au­gust, and at­tempt­ing to with­draw funds from that per­son’s ac­count. “Bank of­fi­cials thought Crane’s be­hav­ior was sus­pi­cious and con­tacted po­lice. Crane fled prior to po­lice ar­rival,” ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion led to the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of Crane as a sus­pect, ac­cord­ing to po­lice, and a war­rant was is­sued. Crane was booked Wed­nes­day after he was ex­tra­dited from New York. Bail was set at $200,000.

In 2016, Crane had been ar­rested on Long Is­land after he at­tempted to sell two Mercedes-Benz cars that he and an ac­com­plice had pur­chased un­der false pre­tenses, ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­ports.

John Crane

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