Cops: Manhattan man stole $30G from victim's bank account

A Manhattan man was arrested and charged with grand larceny and identity theft after he withdrew more than $30,000 from various banks using a fake New Jersey driver's license as identification, police said.

Police said the suspect also had a forged bank credit card.

Michael Beene, 54, of 35 E. 106th St., was arrested Monday in Bethpage, Nassau County police said. He was charged with four counts of third-degree grand larceny, two counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and one count of first-degree identity theft. He scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead.


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Police said that beginning on July 11, Beene entered "various" TD Bank branches in Nassau County, presented tellers with a fraudulent New Jersey driver's license bearing his picture and the name of his victim -- and withdrew cash from the male victim's account.

Police did not release the amount of the thefts, but said they were "in excess" of $30,000. Police said Beene also had a forged Capital One credit card in the victim's name.

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