Homeless man arrested in North New Hyde Park for attempting to steal money from man’s bank account

Police say the 60-year-old victim contacted his bank after noticing multiple unauthorized withdrawals from his Bethpage Federal Credit Union account on Monday.

News 12 Staff

Feb 10, 2024, 11:08 AM

Updated 153 days ago

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A homeless man was arrested in North New Hyde Park Friday for trying to withdraw money from another man’s bank account.
Police say the 60-year-old victim contacted his bank after noticing multiple unauthorized withdrawals from his Bethpage Federal Credit Union account on Monday.
On Friday, police say 61-year-old Phillippe Berkowitz entered the bank on Hillside Avenue and attempted to withdraw money from the victim’s account using a fake ID.
The bank teller immediately notified police and officers arrested Berkowitz. Authorities say he will be arraigned sometime Saturday.


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