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Cops: Queens man, using fake ID, deposited $106,000 in fraudulent checks at Carle Place bank

Peter Adjara, 42, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested

Peter Adjara, 42, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, and faces accusations of depositing $106,000 in fraudulent checks and making $88,000 in withdrawals, Nassau police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

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.

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