Another big week for Scarsdale Police: Quick work on the part of personnel at Chase Bank on East Parkway and Scarsdale Police lead to the arrest of a Mt. Vernon woman and a Bronx man who were attempting to use forged identification to withdraw funds from the bank. Bank personnel recognized Fern M. Davis from a security image that was distributed after she made a similar attempt at Chase Bank on Palmer Avenue last week. Police also had a description of the car she was driving.
Police got a call from Chase on Wednesday afternoon June 6 at 1:42 pm that a woman, who was later identified as Davis, age 47, had attempted another withdrawal and was leaving the bank. Police were able to stop Davis in her car which was driven by Shannon Burley, age 31 of the Bronx. The two were unable to make a getaway due to the horrific traffic in the Village, which was snarled by the Popham Road Bridge project, a Verizon truck on the Popham Road Bridge and a Con Edision truck that was repairing a gas leak downtown. Stuck in the car, it was easy for police to stop and investigate them.
The two were charged with a host of offences stemming from a string of similar incidents at area banks including:
- Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument
- Attempted ID Theft
- Attempted Grand Larceny
- Unlawful Possession of Personal ID information
Both were arraigned in Scarsdale Village court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail on $75,000 bail each.