TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A Chicago man is facing several forgery and fraud charges after, police say, he traveled through Indiana and stole tens of thousands of dollars by masquerading as another man.
According to Tippecanoe County Court documents, on July 8, officers with the Lafayette Police Department (LPD) headed to Old National Bank on Creasy Lane where they spoke with the vice-president of the bank. She pointed out a man and advised he had taken the bank for a lot of money and said his ID was no good.
Officers made contact with the man, who identified himself as Larry Glenn and provided a date of birth and Chicago address. LPD said a records check showed 47-year-old Glenn was wanted on a warrant out of Illinois.
When officers detained Glenn and looked in his wallet, they said they found what appeared to be an Illinois driver's license that had Glenn's photo on the card, but had a different name, date of birth and address. The name: Bruce E. Long.
Bank officials told LPD that Glenn had withdrawn $4,500 from the Creasy Lane branch, using a withdrawal slip with Long's name, account number and "signature." Records showed Glenn used the same license number to withdraw this cash as the number on the ID that was found in his wallet.
Furthermore, through interviews and video surveillance footage, LPD discovered Glenn had done the same thing at several other bank branches around town, getting away from one successfully with $5,500. The only branch he tried that denied him was the one on Veterans Memorial Parkway, according to court documents.
It turns out, the Westville, Ill., Police Department had spoken with the real Bruce Long three days earlier, on July 5. Long had reported someone was using his identity to make unauthorized withdrawals from Old National Bank branches in South Bend and Mishawaka, Ind., on July 1, and from a Monticello branch on July 3.
When investigators spoke with Glenn a few days later on July 12, court documents say he admitted to the scheme, and said there was another man who asked him to participate and that he was paid a "commission" for making the withdrawals. He told police the other man took his photo and provided him with the fake Illinois license.
This was confirmed when officers found the Illinois BMV did not issue Glenn's license.
This is not Glenn's first brush with the law. Court documents say Glenn was convicted of retail theft several times: in 2003, in 2007 and in 2011. He also has several other misdemeanor convictions in Illinois for offenses including retail theft, criminal trespass and domestic battery.
Glenn faces several charges: fraud on a financial institution, a Class C felony; three counts of forgery, Class C felonies; theft, a Class D felony; and identity deception, a Class D felony.
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