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Three Nabbed In Attempted Bank Fraud In Greenwich

Michael Somal, 56 Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department
Andrew Mejia, 29 Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department
Tynika Johnson Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department

Three people were nabbed by Greenwich police for attempting to defraud a bank in Old Greenwich.

Police believe the May 23 arrests of Michael Somal, 56; Andrew Mejia, 29, and Tynika Johnson, 25, all of New York City, for attempting to withdraw money from the Chase Bank on South Beach Avenue, were part of a larger network of people who use stolen documents to withdraw money from area banks.

In the arrests at the Chase branch, Somal, went inside with the stolen documents while Mejia and Johnson were outside in a vehicle.

Somal was nabbed after bank personnel alerted police that he had attempted to withdraw a large sum of money by using a fraudulent ID and signature, Greenwich Police said.

Police were able to track him down, along with the two who were in the same vehicle, the arrest report said.

The three were booked on a range of charges including conspiracy to commit fraud, larceny, identity theft, criminal impersonation, and forgery.

Bail was set at $25,000 for each.

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