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Cops: Manhattan man stole nearly $40,000 from Hewlett man's bank accounts

Dwight M. Brown, of Manhattan, was arrested and

Dwight M. Brown, of Manhattan, was arrested and charged after presenting fraudulent identification in the name of a Hewlett man and withdrew in excess of $39,000.00 from his checking and savings account, police said. Credit: NCPD

A Manhattan man was arrested Tuesday after using fake identification to withdraw more than $39,000 from the bank accounts of a Hewlett man over the last six weeks, Nassau police said.

Dwight M. Brown, 48, went to banks in Brooklyn to withdraw the money from the victim's savings and checking accounts between early October to mid November, police said. Police did not say what form of fake identification was used.

He was arrested 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at his home, 210 W. 118th St., and charged with seven counts of third-degree grand larceny and first-degree identity theft.

At Brown arraignment, bail was set at $14,000. The name of his attorney was not immediately available.

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