Cops: Queens Man, Dominick Stewart, 25, Posed as Bank Employee; Robbed Victims in Phony Check Scheme
September 16, 2014
(Long Island, NY) The Nassau County Police Department has reported the arrest of a Queens’s man on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 2:47 p.m. in Hempstead.
According to detectives, while posing as an employee of the Bethpage Credit Union, Dominick Stewart, 25 of 170 30 130th Avenue would engage his victims in conversation at the Hempstead Bus Terminal with the promise of employment at the bank.
Stewart gave the victims a check to deposit into their personal checking accounts as a part of the job application process. The victims would then in turn withdraw an undisclosed amount of cash to be given back to Stewart. The victims were later notified by their bank the checks were returned for insufficient funds. The Hempstead Police, Nassau County Third Squad and CAP Squad detectives conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Stewart in Hempstead.
Dominick Stewart, 25 of Queens was charged with three counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument, three counts of Petit Larceny and one count of False Impersonation.
Detectives request anyone who may have been a victim of this defendant’s scheme to contact Nassau County Crimes Against Property Squad at 516-573-5275.
Stewart is charged with three counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree, three counts of Petit Larceny and one count of False Impersonation. He is scheduled to be arraigned today, Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at First District Court in Hempstead.
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