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Posted on: January 11, 2024

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I would like to share a press release that we put out yesterday regarding an arrest made by our detectives.  After an extensive investigation our detectives arrested an individual for identity theft after $7,000 was illegally withdrawn from the bank account of a village resident.  


For Immediate Release                                                                                 Contact: Chief Stuart Cameron

                           Phone: 516.626.0200

                           Email: Scameron@OldWestburyPD.ORG

 Old Westbury Police Department Arrest

Arrest made in Identity Theft Case 

OLD WESTBURY, NY (January 10, 2024)— After an extensive investigation, the Old Westbury Police Department (OWPD) arrested Chia Chu who was charged with Grand Larceny 3rd degree, Identity Theft 1st degree and Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree, all class D felonies.  On October 19, 2023, Mr. Chu utilized a forged New York State Driver’s License in the victim’s name to withdraw $7,000 from the account of an Old Westbury Village resident at a TD Bank branch located at 5 Penn Plaza, New York, NY.  

 The defendant will be arraigned at First District Court on January 11, 2024.     

 About the Old Westbury Police Department: The Old Westbury Police Department has been serving the Village of Old Westbury community since 1924 and is celebrating their centennial anniversary this year. There are currently 29 sworn members of the Department and a civilian staff of seven dispatchers and a police secretary. The Old Westbury Police Department serves a community of over 4,700 residents.

                                                                                    

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