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Slew of Attempted Bank Scams Continue in Bronxville-Eastchester Area

Bronxville and Eastchester have seen at least four individuals allegedly trying to take cash out of local banks using fake IDs or fake checks.


The latest in a slew of attempted bank scams in our area has happened at Bronxville's Chase Bank. In the past 43 days, there have been three bank scam busts in Bronxville and one in Eastchester.

In the latest incident, Bronxville Police say 21-year-old Pennsylvania resident Allison Kemp tried to use a stolen drivers license to pull $900 out of Chase Bank. A teller turned her away when they realized Kemp didn't look like the person who was pictured on the driver's license. The Effort, PA woman is now being held in the Westchester County Jail in connection with her February 22 arrest.

On February 6, there was a felony forgery arrest at Eastchester's Chase bank. Police say they arrested a man for trying to cash a $1,200 check that wasn't his. The man, identified as 19-year-old Queens resident John M. Delvalle, was arrested at Eastchester's Chase Bank on New Rochelle Road.

Delvalle tried to cash the check around 2:45 p.m. When bank workers wouldn't let him cash the check, he then tried to deposit it into a New York City woman's bank account. That's when people at the bank called the Eastchester Police Department. When Eastchester Police got to the bank, they called the woman whose bank account Delvalle was trying to deposit the check into. The woman told police that she didn't know Delvalle. Delvalle, who faces felony forgery charges, is being held in the Westchester County Jail.

On January 17 a Valhalla man was accused of trying to cash a fake check at a Bronxville bank. Investigators say William Losapio, 26, tried to cash the fraudulent check at Capital One Bank on Parkway Road in the middle of the day. The check that Losapio was trying to cash was made out for the amount of $2,500, according to Bronxville Police. The Valhalla man now faces felony grand larceny charges. Authorities released him after he posted bail.

One day later, on January 18, investigators said that a Yonkers man tried to cash a check for the same amount at the same bank.

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