Second Arrest in “Abandonment Check Fraud” Scheme in Old Greenwich

On Monday, Greenwich Police investigators traveled to the Kings County Superior Court House in Brooklyn to take into custody Mariel Blackman, 22, of 32 Sutter Ave, Brooklyn NY.

She was taken into custody by the NYPD’s 67th Precinct Detective Squad Nov. 18 at the request of Greenwich Police, who hold an active extraditable felony arrest warrant for Criminal Attempt/Larceny 3rd and two counts of¬†Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3rd degree stemming back to summer 2014.

Back on August 5, 2014, Ms. Blackman, along with two other accomplices, attempted to withdraw money fraudulently from the Bank of America in Old Greenwich.

According to Greenwich Police, the crew had perpetrated a common “abandonment check fraud” in which the one of the suspects knowingly deposits a fraudulent check into an account. During the gap between when the bank makes the funds available but before the bank is informed the check is bad, the suspect then withdraws the funds in cash. The suspect knows check will bounce and will abandon the account, which is now in debt.

Blackman’s co-conspirator JKwon D. Roney was arrested on December 23, 2014 and the Greenwich Police Department still holds a warrant for the third suspect, Jade P. Hayes, wanted for Larceny 3rd degree, Criminal Attempt at Larceny 3rd degree and two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3rd degree.

Blackman was processed by the investigative officers in Greenwich. She was unable to post her $10,000 bond and was placed in Greenwich Police cell block 8 to await her court date on Dec. 7, 2015.