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Southeast, NY - Man Tries To Withdraw Large Amount of Money Using Forged Mayor Dinkins' Credit Card

Published on: September 26, 2008 12:26 PM
By: Danbury News Times
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Southeast, NY - A 46-year-old Bronx man faces several felony charges after he was found carrying an American Express credit card with an account number that once belonged to former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, trying to withdraw $4,900 from the bank account.

Police say Christopher Bowman, of the Bronx, N.Y., was in possession of a fraudulent Louisiana State driver’s license and the American Express card at the Chase Bank inside the A&P Supermarket in the town of Southeast after bank officials became suspicious when Bowman attempted to make the large withdrawal.


Bowman was charged with third degree grand larceny, second degree criminal impersonation, second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and second degree forgery.

Officials at American Express said that the account number on the fraudulent credit card once belonged to former New York City Mayor David Dinkins and had been discontinued by Dinkins after he was the victim of fraud.

Bowman was remanded to Putnam Jail on $50,000 secured bond. He is due back in Southeast court on Sept. 30. Investigation into the case is continuing.


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 Sep 26, 2008 at 12:39 PM Anonymous Says:

It couldn't have happenned to a more deserving victim. Maybe he dropped his credit card while playing tennis? Wonder if Dinkins will declare a "Day of Outrage"?


 Sep 26, 2008 at 01:33 PM Anonymous Says:

Too bad the guy did not succeed..


 Sep 26, 2008 at 02:04 PM Anonymous Says:

Come on; you guys are pathetic.


 Sep 26, 2008 at 03:11 PM Lock & Load Says:

I didnt know that Restroom Attendents has Credit Cards....
Lock & Load


 Sep 27, 2008 at 04:27 PM reality Says:

what a goysha kop


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