A Queens man is facing charges after he opened a bank account in Carle Place using the identity of a Texas resident, then deposited fraudulent checks in excess of $100,000, Nassau County police said.
Peter Adjara, 42, of Jamaica, Queens, opened a business checking account at People's United Bank on Old Country Road using the identity of a Texas man, authorities said. Over the next few days, Adjara deposited bogus checks totaling $106,000, then made $88,000 in withdrawals, police said.
After an investigation, Adjara was arrested without incident at 3 p.m. on Friday.
He is charged with second-degree grand larceny, five counts of possession of a forged instrument in the second-degree and first-degree identity theft. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.
CORRECTION: The name of the bank was incorrect in an earlier version of this story.