A former New York resident with a history of identity theft is facing charges after he stole the identity of a New Jersey resident at a Southington bank and proceeded to use it to gain an access card to the victim's bank account, stealing more than $16,000.
Southington police took Glenn L. Reid into custody this week after an extradition hearing in New Jersey, where he was being held at the Gloucester County Prison in Woodbury, N.J.
Reid, 50, was arraigned in Bristol Superior Court Tuesday on charges of first-degree identity theft, credit card fraud and second-degree larceny. He remains in custody in lieu of a $25,000 bond, according to court records.
Police said the arrest stems from a complaint filed by TD Bank on March 16, 2012.
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According to police reports, Reid entered the bank on Feb. 21 and presented information and false documents as he acted as a bank customer who already had an account. He proceeded to gain access to the customer's account and obtained a new debit card tied to the account.
"Reid then allegedly used the debit card obtained at the Southington TD
Bank Branch to make ATM and Point of Sale transactions at various locations between February 21 and February 22, 2012 totaling $8,156.13," Southington Police Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said in a press release. "Also, Reid allegedly made a cash counter withdrawal of $8,000.00 from the victim's account. A total loss of $16,156.13 was incurred."
Police were able to identify Reid after video surveillance from the bank showed him taking an active part in the transaction.
Officials said Reid is also facing faces in Foxborough, Mass., where he committed a similar act in March 2012 and was positively identified. Foxborough police assisted in identifying him in connection with the Southington incident, police said.
Before being caught this week, police said Reid had been on the run when he was found in an unrelated incident in New Jersey. He was taken into custody on an extradicition charge and released to Southington police after signing a waiver.
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