Defendant: Jose Cabrera (05/27/63)

Jan. 23, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Jose Cabrera of the Bronx was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, a class D felony. He pleaded guilty in September. The charge was related to four incidents in March where Cabrera used a victim’s identity at various bank branches throughout Westchester County in order to access the victim’s checking account.

In four separate incidents on the same day, Jose Cabrera entered People’s United Bank branches with a forged Connecticut driver’s license which held a photo of himself but with identifying information of an account holder, the victim. At branches in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Ossining and Thornwood, he tried to access the same victim’s accounts. While his first attempt failed, he persisted and was arrested on his fourth attempt.

See earlier press release for more information.

Assistant District Attorney Stefanie DeNise of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Investigations Division Identity Theft Unit is prosecuting the case.

police photo of Jose Cabrera

Jose Cabrera

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