Pair Faces Attempted Bank Fraud Charges

Greenwich Police say 2 NYC men had fraudulent credit cards and documents.


A pair of New York City men were under arrest on charges they had fraudulent documents and credit cards that were used in an attempt to open a bank account at the Chase Bank branch on Greenwich Avenue.

One of the suspects was caught after a short foot chase through downtown Greenwich that ended in the backyard of a Ridge Street home on Dec. 5, according to Greenwich Police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray.

Patrick. D Robinson, 26, 109 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y., brought forged ID and documents to the Chase bank on Greenwich Ave and tried to open an account, according to Gray. An alert teller becamse suspicious of the documents and called police. Robinson hurriedly left prior to the arrival of the patrol officers.

A plainclothes officer and a patrolman located Robinson in the area of Greenwich Avenue near a New York taxi cab driven by Juan Madrigal, 49, of 1685 Topping Ave., Apt. 64, Bronx, N.Y.

During the initial questioning Robinson suddenly fled the scene. Upwards of a dozen patrol officer and detectives responded to the scene. The two officers who made initial contact with Robinson continued the foot chase of several blocks which ended up on a steep rocky incline, into the backyard of a Ridge Street residence.

Officers found that the cab driver, Madrigal was aware of the scheme and tried to dispose of additional pieces of the fraudulent documents which Robinson had left in the taxi.

Madrigal was charged with credit card fraud, tampering with or fabricating a credit card and interfering with an officer. Robinson was charged with criminal impersonation, second-degree forgery, interfering with an officer and littering. The littering charge stems from his alleged tossing of documents during the chase, Gray said.

They were held on $10,000 bond each and are scheduled to appear Dec. 12 in  state Superior Court in Stamford .


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