Police: New York woman caught committing check fraud at BCB Bank in Bayonne


A New York woman was caught committing bank fraud at the BCB Bank in Bayonne early yesterday afternoon, authorities said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Diana M. Grima, 45, of Hartsdale, New York, is charged with credit card theft, hindering apprehension, two counts of forgery, and two counts of exhibiting false documents, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

She was taken into custody at about 12:11 p.m. from the area of BCB Bank, located at 860 Broadway. Officers responded there on a report of a woman attempting to defraud the bank.

Upon arrival, officers located the suspect, later identified as Grima, walking northbound on Broadway. The on-scene investigation led to her being identified as the individual responsible for numerous check frauds at various BCB locations.

The investigation revealed that Grima opened numerous accounts under different names and deposited a total amount in excess of $75,000 in U.S. Treasury checks. She would then return to the branches and attempt to withdraw large sums of money.

When she attempted to make a fraudulent withdrawal yesterday, BCB staff notified police and Grima was taken into custody.

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