Three men were arrested by Greenwich Police on Jan 10 after an incident at Chase Bank on Greenwich Ave.
At about 6:00pm, Greenwich Police and detectives responded to the rear of the bank, located at 197 Greenwich Ave on a report of a fraudulent bank transaction.
Bank employees said that their West Putnam Avenue branch had just notified them that a black male wearing black Nike’s, a brown coat with salt and pepper facial hair, entered their bank and successfully withdrew $2,500.
Police said it was not until the man, later identified as Derrick Johnson of Wallbury Road in New Haven, CT had left the bank that staff noticed the money was taken from a fraudulent account.
The suspect next came to the Greenwich Ave branch and attempted to withdraw $3,000, but quickly left the bank before a transaction was completed.
When detectives arrived at the bank they observed a man fitting the description that the bank employees provided, getting into a parked car which was occupied by two other men.
The trio in the car included Mr. Johnson, Brian C Summler of 120 W 114th Street in New York, NY; and Carl Pierre Alexander of Edmondston Ct in Mauldin, SC.
As the vehicle attempted to leave the area officers initiated a motor vehicle stop.
After investigation, a bank employee was escorted by officers to the scene where a positive identification was made, putting Mr. Johnson at the Chase Bank on Greenwich Ave.
Fraudulent Tennessee and New York driver’s licenses along with a Chase bank withdrawal slip for $3,000 and approximately $2,000 in cash were located within the vehicle.
Summler was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3, and Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft 3. His bond was set at $5,000 and he was assigned a date in Stamford Superior Court on Jan 24, 2018.
Mr. Johnson was charged with Interfering with an Officer, Forgery 2 (2 counts) Forgery 3, ID Theft (2 counts), Criminal Impersonation, and Attempt at Larceny 3. His bond was set at $10,000 and he was assigned a court date on Jan 24, 2018.
Mr. Alexander was charged with Driving without a License, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3, and Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft 3. His bond was set at $5,000 and he was also assigned a date in Stamford Superior court on Jan 24, 2018.