STAMFORD, Conn. — A Bronx, N.Y., woman was charged Monday with larceny and forgery for allegedly taking money from another person's bank account, Stamford police Sgt. Andrew Gallagher said.
Using the name and bank account information of a Las Vegas resident, Stephany Jeffry, 20, withdrew $2,800 on Sept. 5 from the HSBC bank in downtown Stamford, Gallagher said. The suspect had the bank account number and a fake license with the victim’s information and told bank officials her bank card had been lost, he said.
After leaving the Stamford bank, she then headed to the HSBC branch in Darien and attempted to commit the same crime, Gallagher said. She was arrested by Darien police when the bank became suspicious after seeing she had withdrawn money earlier that day, he said.
Police believe she was working with at least two other people and have a warrant for a New York man, Gallagher said.
Jeffry was arrested while appearing for her court date for the Darien incident, he said.
Jeffry was charged with third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, third-degree identity theft, conspiracy to commit identity theft, second-degree forgery, conspiracy to commit second-degree forgery and third-degree forgery, police said. She was released on a promise to appear because of her previous charges, Gallagher said.
Darien police charged her with similar crimes, he said.