Trio Charged Following Incident at Bank in Old Greenwich

Michael Somal. Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept.

Michael Somal. Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept.

On the morning of Wednesday May 23 at 10:30am, numerous Greenwich Police units were detailed to Chase at 260 Sound Beach Ave in Old Greenwich on a report of a man attempting to withdraw money by fraudulent means.

Around 10:30am, bank personnel informed police that the man was attempting to withdraw a large sum of money with a fake ID and signature. The suspect, Michael Somal, 56, of 202 Riverside Drive in Manhattan, NY, was located and found to also be in possession of a fake credit card.

Mr. Somal was charged with Criminal Attempt Larceny 3, Identity Theft 3, Forgery 2, and Forgery 3 (2 counts), and assigned a date in Stamford Superior Court on June 6, 2018.

He was unable to post his $25,000 bond.

Located within the vehicle with Mr. Somal was Andrew Mejia, 29, of 41 West 112th Street in New York, NY. He was charged with Operating a Vehicle without a License, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3, Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft 3, Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Impersonation, Conspiracy to Commit Forgery 2 and Conspiracy to Commit Forgery 3 (2 counts).

His bond was set at $25,000, which he was able to post, and he was assigned a date in Stamford Superior Court on June 6, 2018.

Andrew J Mejia. Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

A third person was located within the vehicle with Mr. Mejia and Mr. Moral.

Tynika Johnson, 25, of 135 W 135th St in New York, NY, was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3, Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft 3, Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Impersonation, Conspiracy to Commit Forgery 2, and two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Forgery 3.

Tynika Johnson, photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept.

Her bond was set at $25,000 which she was able to post. She has a date in Stamford Superior Court.