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Brooklyn man deposited stolen check worth $13G, Nassau cops say

Richard Brathwaite, 24, of Brooklyn, was arrested Friday,

Richard Brathwaite, 24, of Brooklyn, was arrested Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, and charged in connection with using a fraudulent documents to deposit a stolen check worth more than $13,000 at a Bethpage Federal Credit Union in August, Nassau County police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Brooklyn man was arrested Friday and charged with depositing a stolen check for more than $13,000 at a Bethpage bank in August.

Richard Brathwaite, 24, of East 53rd Street, is accused of using a fraudulent Pennsylvania driver’s license and other fake paperwork to deposit the check at a Bethpage Federal Credit Union on South Oyster Bay Road on Aug. 2 at 2:22 p.m., Nassau police said in a news release.

He was charged with two counts of third-degree grand larceny, three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, two counts of first-degree falsifying business records, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of first-degree identity theft, police said.

Attorney information for Brathwaite, who is scheduled to be arraigned Saturday is First District Court in Hempstead, was not immediately available.

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