On Friday, March 19 Greenwich Police responded to the TD Bank on Greenwich Ave on a report of a confirmed fraudulent transaction that had just taken place. Before police arrived they heard over their radio that the suspect, a white male wearing blue jeans and black coat was last seen heading toward the Liberty Way Parking lot.
Officers converged on the area and spotted a man matching the suspect’s clothing description walking on foot at a rapid rate in the Liberty Way parking lot. Police detained the suspect and plain clothes officers working in the area were able to positively identify him.
Investigation revealed that the arrestee, John Joseph Buonocore, 40, of Manchester, New Jersey, had used someone else’s name and information to withdraw money from the bank. Further investigation revealed that the Buonocore was in possession of unprescribed narcotics.
Once in custody Buonocore revealed that he was accompanied by a Black female, later identified as Schemika Williams, 32, of Bronx, NY, driving a black Hyundai sedan with Pennsylvania license plate. Officers observed the car traveling southbound on Greenwich Avenue and running a stop sign.
After stopping the car dispatch related that the car’s registration had expired in January and the driver did not have a license.
Side job officers int he area said that they had seen Williams tearing up paper checks and throwing them out the car’s window.
Williams was charged with 7 counts of Conspiracy to Commit Forgery 1, 7 counts of Forgery 1, Attempt to Commit Crime, Conspiracy to commit Crime, Identity Theft, Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft, Littering Violation, Driving without License, Failure to Obey Stop Sign and Driving an Unregistered Vehicle.
Her bond was set at $10,000, which she was able to post. She has a date in Stamford Superior Court on April 22, 2021.
Buonocore was charged with seven counts of Forgery 1, Conspiracy to Commit Forgery 1, Criminal Impersonation, ID Theft 1st degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1, Larceny 1 and two counts of Possession of Narcotics.
He was able to post his $5,000 bond and was given a court date of April 12, 2021 in Stamford Superior Court.