Bronx Man Accused of Stealing Hudson Valley Resident’s Identity
A man from the Bronx is accused of stealing a Hudson Valley resident’s identity in hopes of withdrawing money from a bank.
Following a two month investigation, Michael R. Murphy, 62, of the Bronx was charged with identity theft, grand larceny, and possession of a forged instrument.
Murphy is accused of entering the Wells Fargo Bank on Route 52 in the Town of Kent in June where he obtained a temporary debit card by using a fake driver’s license. The fake ID had Murphy’s picture but the Wells Fargo banking information from another person, police say.
Murphy then is accused of attempting to withdraw $2,500. When the teller became suspicious, Murphy fled the bank leaving behind the fraudulent driver’s license.
Three weeks later the Village of Ardsley Police Department reported that they arrested Murphy after he allegedly tried to commit a similar crime at another bank.
Ardsley Police called Kent Police after they found a Wells Fargo business card on Murphy.
Murphy was remanded to jail on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.