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Brooklyn woman arrested on LI fraud charges

A Brooklyn woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with depositing a fraudulent bank check into her personal account and then making withdrawals on it, police said.

The alleged scheme began almost two years ago when Nassau County police said Shevondia Lewis, 27, of 360 Dumont Ave., deposited a fraudulent check, drawn on the account of a Wells Fargo Bank customer, into her Wells Fargo account. The check was for $7,900.26, police said. Police said the deposit occurred at 10:10 a.m. Dec. 21, 2011 -- in Carle Place.

Police said Lewis then began withdraw the money in "smaller increments" at various Wells Fargo locations throughout Nassau.

After an investigation, police said Bureau of Special Operations officers arrested Lewis at her residence.

She was charged with third-degree grand larceny and second-degree possession of a forged instrument. Lewis faces arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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