ELMHURST — A Brooklyn woman was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and attempted petit larceny for allegedly trying to cash a fraudulent check at an Elmhurst Chase Bank branch, the Queens district attorney’s office said.
Ivy M. Abdul-Mumin, 22, of 1365 Sheridan Ave. in Brooklyn, allegedly entered the branch at 89-21 Queens Blvd. Dec. 16 between 2:20 p.m. and 2:41 p.m. to cash a fraudulent check made out to her that was purportedly issued by Little Shop of Shamrocks Inc., a Long Island business, for $551.16, according to a criminal complaint filed with the DA’s office.
The assistant branch manager of the bank said the check was fraudulent because the paper texture of the check was different from the texture of checks issued by Little Shop of Shamrocks, the complaint said.
The owner of Little Shop of Shamrocks told the assistant branch manager that no check was ever issued from her business to Abdul-Mumin, the complaint said.
But Abdul-Mumin said, “I work for them. I got [the check] in the mail,” according to the complaint.
The business owner said Abdul-Mumin does not work for her and that no check was ever issued to Abdul-Mumin nor did Abdul-Mumin have authorization to cash the check, the complaint said.
Abdul-Mumin was arraigned Dec. 17 before Queens Criminal Court Judge Toko Serita on charged of criminal possession of a forged instrument and attempted petit larceny, a DA spokeswoman said.
Her bail was set at $5,000 cash or $2,500 bond, the spokeswoman said. Abdul-Mumin’s next court date was scheduled for Jan. 5.
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