A Jersey City man was arrested for cashing fraudulent checks at two Bayonne banks when an off-duty officer saw him in person and recognized him, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Stanley Berry, 45 of, Jersey City, was charged with using false government documents,
forgery, cashing bad checks, and hindering apprehension, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.
Berry was taken into custody around 1:05 p.m. on Saturday near the intersection of 32nd Street and Broadway.
An off-duty Bayonne police officer observed Berry inside the Bank of America and immediately recognized him as the man matching the description of an actor being sought in connection with fraud related activity at Provident Bank, located at 464 Avenue C, back on October 22nd, authorities said.
While the officer was inquiring about Berry’s current activities with a bank representative, it was determined that Berry attempted to pass another bad check, officials said.
The officer then spoke with Berry outside of the bank and provided the officer with a fraudulent driver’s license that had a fake name. After an on-scene investigation, it was determined that the individual was indeed Berry and that he had attempted to pass a bad check on this date, police said.
Later, it was also verified that he was the man being sought in connection to the fraud activity on October 22nd, authorities said.