Nassau Police Arrest West Babylon Man in Check Depositing, Withdrawing Fraud via Mobile Banking
Published on February 5, 2014 · Filed Under Crime
by Laura Cino
(Babylon, NY) The Nassau County Police Department has arrested a West Babylon man on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. for Grand Larceny from an incident that occurred in Massapequa.
A dated view of the Bethpage Credit Union located at 6257 Sunrise Highway in Massapequa. Image credit: Google Street Views.
According to Crimes Against Property detectives, the defendant K-mel Griffin, 18 of 86 Essex Street opened a savings and checking account in the Bethpage Credit Union located at 6257 Sunrise Highway in November 2013.
Griffin deposited checks from closed accounts into the account via mobile banking. He would then withdraw the money causing a loss in excess of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) to the bank.
Detectives located the defendant on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at his residence and placed him under arrest without incident.
Griffin is charged with Grand Larceny 3rd degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at First District Court in Hempstead.