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Police: Yonkers Man Caught With Fake Check in Elmsford

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – A Yonkers man has been nabbed after allegedly trying to cash a forged bank check, according to police.

Greenburgh Police charged Ivan Carabajo, 25, with possession of a forged instrument, a felony, April 20 after he tried to pass off a fake check for the second time at an Elmsford bank.

Police said Carabajo came into the M&T bank on Saw Mill River Road a day earlier to cash the check but was turned away by a suspicious teller.

The bank reported the incident to police who determined the check was a fraud, police said. According to police, Carabajo returned a day later to try to cash the check again and he was arrested.

He later fessed up to the forged check and told officers that he had gotten them from an Internet company he was working for, according to a police report.

Bank executives told police M&T has had incidents of similar checks bring passed at other branches and the issue was being investigated internally.

The following items also were reported by Greenburgh Police:

Criminal Mischief : Police charged Robert Reno of White Plains with two counts of fourth degree criminal mischief and criminal contempt, all misdemeanors, following a domestic incident at 10:09 p.m. on April 20.

DWI : Police charged Alexander Deutsch of Scarsdale with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, following a traffic stop on White Plains Avenue at 3:25 a.m. on April 21.

Criminal Possession : Police charged John Richichi of Harrison with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors, following a traffic stop on W. Hartsdale Avenue 5:07 a.m. on April 17.  Police said that after stopping Richichi, officers observed a glass pipe that he admitted was used for smoking crack cocaine.

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