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Police Arrest Man Who Attempted Fraud at Bank

PELHAM, N.Y. – Police arrested a man who allegedly attempted to commit fraud at the TD Bank on Fifth Avenue on Tuesday.

The man, described as African-American with jeans and a plaid shirt, ran out of the bank northbound on Fifth Avenue just before 1:30 p.m. Police stopped him in front of 333 Fifth Avenue, handcuffed him and took him back to the bank where an employee identified him, according to the police report.

Police then arrested and transported him to headquarters.

The employee told police that the man went into the bank with a completed withdrawal slip and requested $3,500 from another person’s account. The bank had already placed a “no check activity” freeze on all accounts belonging to that name because another fraudulent withdrawal occurred at the Scarsdale branch on Saturday from one of the accounts.

A bank teller told officers that he asked the man to sign the withdrawal slip when he noticed the freeze on the account. The man nervously signed the name incorrectly, at which point the teller directed him to the other employee’s desk.

The employee said that the man ran out of the bank when he saw police approach.

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