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Man Caught With Heroin After Fleeing From Bank In Orangeburg, Police Say

Charles Thomas.
Charles Thomas. Photo Credit: Orangetown Police Department

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Orangetown busted a man in possession of heroin after he was tracked down following a failed attempt to allegedly defraud a Rockland bank of thousands of dollars.

Shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, members of the Orangetown Police Department were alerted to a man attempting to cash a $4,500 check at Chase in Orangeburg with a suspicious identity.

According to police, it is alleged that Bronx resident Charles Thomas raised the suspicion of bank employees when they believed they had seen two different names on some of his identification. The bank proceeded to contact police and Thomas fled the scene on foot before being located by officers walking on Orangeburg Road.

Police said that after speaking to Thomas, he was found to be in possession of two forged driver’s licenses and four forged credit cards. He was also in possession of a quantity of alleged heroin.

Thomas was arrested and charged with six counts of possession of a forged instrument and one count of attempted grand larceny, all felonies. He was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Thomas was arraigned in Orangetown Court and remanded to the Rockland County Jail. He is due back in court later this year.

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