Bronx Man Indicted For Identity Theft with Fake Connecticut Driver’s License at New Rochelle Bank

Written By: Robert Cox

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Anthony Pistone, 35, of the Bronx was arraigned Tuesday on identity theft and other charges related to his attempt at stealing from another person’s bank account using the victim’s identity.

Pistone was indicted by a Westchester Grand Jury on the following charges: Identity Theft in the first Degree, a class D felony; Attempted Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class E felony 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, class D felonies; Criminal  Impersonation in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

On January 22, 2019, at approximately 12:30 P.M., the defendant, Anthony Pistone went into the Webster Bank on River Street in New Rochelle with a forged Connecticut state driver’s license bearing his photo but a victim’s name, date of birth and address, and a forged withdrawal slip containing the victim’s signature and business checking account number. With these documents, the defendant attempted to withdraw $6,000.00 from the victim’s business checking account. He was not successful and was arrested by the New Rochelle Police.

ADA Stefanie DeNise of the Investigations Division Identity Theft Unit is prosecuting the case.

Pistone’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 2, 2019.p