Police: Bronx man wrote out, cashed $24K stolen check from Westport mailbox

A Bronx man was arrested after police say he stole a blank check from a mailbox in Westport, wrote it out to himself for $24,000, and deposited it into his bank account.

News 12 Staff

Sep 7, 2022, 4:47 PM

Updated 677 days ago

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Police arrested a Bronx man who they say stole a blank check from a mailbox in Westport, wrote it out to himself for $24,000, and deposited it into his bank account.
Police say Justen Diaz, of the Bronx, stole the box of blank checks from a home on Northgate Lane back in January of 2022.
Police say Diaz cashed one and deposited the funds to his own Bank of America account, which is how officers were able to track him down.


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