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Woman Charged With Using Fake ID At Darien Bank

DARIEN, Conn. – A Bronx woman was arrested in Darien after police said she tried to use a fake ID to withdraw $3,000 from a bank.

Police received a complaint on Sept. 5 from HSBC bank about what they said was a fraudulent transaction. Stephany Jeffry, 20, had tried to withdraw $3,000 from an account that had been flagged for bank security reasons, police said. When questioned, police said Jeffry presented a fake California license and identified herself by a false name.

Jeffry claimed to live in California, police said, and said she was visiting her sister in New York. According to police, she said her sister had dropped her off and was waiting out back. When police ran the license, it came back to a person living in Las Vegas.

Jeffry then acknowledged her true identity, police said. She said she had been dropped off by a man and woman. The man, identified by his street name “Rugg,” had given her the fake license, as well as the account number and balance of the account she was attempting to withdraw money from, police said. Jeffry told police she as going to be paid for withdrawing the money, but did not know how much she would be paid, according to the police report.

The account Jeffry was trying to withdraw from had been flagged after $2,800 had been withdrawn earlier in the day. Jeffry admitted to making that first withdrawal, police said.

Jeffry was charged with criminal attempt to commit third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny and second-degree forgery, all felonies, as well as criminal impersonation and interfering with an officer, both misdemeanors. She was held in lieu of a $20,000 bond.

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