On Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 2:07 pm, officers responded to the Chase Bank at 221 N. Washington Avenue, on the report of a male attempting to cash a fraudulent check.
Upon arrival, officers interviewed the bank manager and the male suspect, identified as Yaseen Salih, age 21 of East Orange, NJ. After speaking with the manager and the investigation that followed, it was determined that Mr. Salih attempted to cash two fraudulent checks, which totaled $1834.70. During the incident, Mr. Salih also attempted to fraudulently use a debit card he had in his possession, which was in another person’s name.
Mr. Salih was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters without incident.
A warrant for the following charges was issued for Mr. Salih: 2 counts of 2C:21-1(a)3 (Uttering a Forged Document), 2 counts of 2C:5-1 / 2C:20-3A (Criminal Attempt of Theft), 1 count of 2C:21-17A (Identity Theft), and 1 count of 2C:21-6h (Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card). It was discovered that Mr. Salih is on Federal Probation and due to this arrest, the District Court of NJ issued a Federal Arrest Warrant for Mr. Salih for Violation of Pretrial Release Conditions.
Mr. Salih was transported to Bergen County Jail without incident pending further court action.