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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.

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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