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Identity Theft At Bank, Accosted Driver, Top Mount Kisco Police Blotter

United People's Bank in Mount Kisco.
United People's Bank in Mount Kisco. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A 49-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly attempting to use a false identity at a Mount Kisco bank, according to a county police spokesperson.

Westchester County Police investigators arrested Bronx resident Howard Walker shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, after officers were dispatched to People’s United Bank on South Moger Avenue, where there was a report from staff about a possible fraud attempt.

According to police, officers located Walker, who allegedly gave bank staff a New Hampshire driver’s license and a credit card in the name of another person in an effort to withdraw cash from that person’s bank account.

Following his arrest, Walker was charged with first-degree identity theft, two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, attempted grand larceny and two counts of unlawful possession of personal identification. Walker was arraigned in Mount Kisco Justice Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail without bail. He is due back in court later this year to answer the charges.

Other items on the Mount Kisco Police blotter from Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24 include:

  • County police busted four people for an alleged robbery at Rite Aid on South Moger Avenue that left two female employees with injuries.
  • On Wednesday, May 23, a motorist reported that he was accosted by another driver in the parking lot of CVS on South Bedford Road. The motorist reported that he had to wait for a long period to make a left turn into the store due to heavy traffic and was then followed into the lot by a navy blue Jaguar. The Jaguar driver screamed at him for taking too long and then left the property.
  • Officers were dispatched to West Main Street shortly before 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, when a large load of lumber fell from a Chevrolet pickup truck, which led to delays in the area. Police directed traffic at the scene until it was clear, and a summons was issued to the driver for having an unsecured load.
  • Police may have saved a man's life that same day, shortly after 6 p.m., when he was found on the end of a Metro-North platform muttering that "he would be better off dead."

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