Four Men Arrested after Incident at Chase Bank in Old Greenwich

Tommy Cruz, photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept Sept 20, 2018

Carlos Raposo, photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept Sept 20, 2018

James Aramante, photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept Sept 20, 2018

Francis Payamps, photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept Sept 20, 2018

Four men were arrested at Chase Bank on Sound Beach Ave on Sept 18 by Greenwich Police.

Police received a report of a subject attempting to commit a fraudulent transaction.

Police say Tommy Cruz of 88th Ave in Queens attempted to fraudulently withdraw money from an account that was not his. Additionally he possessed falsified documents and impersonated the account owner. After an investigation and based on bank employee statements Mr. Cruz was charged with Criminal Attempt Larceny 3, illegal Payment Card Fraud, Identity Theft 3, Criminal Impersonation, Forgery 2, and Forgery 3.

Additionally, Mr. Cruz was placed on scene at a Chase Bank in Glenville attempting to make fraudulent withdrawals there. That led to additional counts of several charges above.

His bond was set at $100,000 which he was unable to post. He has a date in Stamford Superior Court on Oct 3, 2018.

Also, police say that while responding to the bank, officers observed a suspicious vehicle traveling north on Sound Beach Ave, directly past Chase Bank.

After observed observed motor vehicle violation and stopped the car. After a subsequent investigation, it was determined that all three occupants of the vehicle were connected to the suspect within the bank, and one of the subject’s phone rang within the motor vehicle.

Additionally the suspect at the bank possessed an Acura key which also worked for the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, Carlos Raposo, was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Forgery 2, Conspiracy to Commit Forgery 3, Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Impersonation, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3 and Conspiracy to Commit Payment Card Fraud. Raposo was unable to post his $5,000 bond and has a date in Stamford Superior Court on Oct 3, 2018.

The right front passenger of the vehicle, Francis Payamps, 27, of W 225th Street inNew York was also charged with Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3, Conspiracy to Commit Illegal Card Payment, Conspiracy to Commit  Identity Theft, Conspiracy to Commit  Criminal Impersonation, Conspiracy to Commit  Forgery 2 and Conspiracy to Commit  Forgery 3. His bond was $7,500 which he was unable to post. His court date is Oct 3, 2018.

James Amarante, 23, of W 174th Street in New York was also in the car. He was charged with Criminal Impersonation, Forgery 2, Forgery 3 ,Identity Theft 3, Larceny 3 and Payment Card Fraud. He was unable to post his $5,000 bond and also has a date in Stamford Superior Court on Oct 3, 2018.