Man Arrested Attempting to Deposit Fraudulent Checks & Violating State of Emergency

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A Philadelphia Man is under arrest and facing several charges after police say he was attempting to cash fraudulent checks at a TD Bank in Newark Monday afternoon.

Newark (DE): Khalil Davis, 22, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested by Newark Police officers in the drive through of the TD Bank. The bank is located in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue, in the city of Newark.

According to police spokesman Andrew Rubin, “At around 3:15 Pm. Monday afternoon, Newark Police were dispatched to the TD Bank in the 200 block of East Delaware Avenue for a report of a male attempting to deposit fraudulent checks.”

Arriving officers located the suspect in the drive thru lane of the bank and contacted him. He was taken into custody without incident.

Photo | Khalil Davis, 22, of Philadelphia, PA

“An investigation revealed that the suspect, Khalil Davis, 22, of Philadelphia, PA, attempted to deposit a fraudulent check into two separate accounts in a different person’s name.”, said Rubin. “The suspect endorsed the checks in the fraudulent name.”

Officials say “The same suspect previously deposited additional fraudulent checks in different names on both March 11, 2020 and March 27, 2020 at the same bank.”

“Once Davis’ true identity was determined, it was confirmed that he was a Pennsylvania resident and traveled to Delaware to engage in this fraudulent transaction. This act of traveling to Delaware for a non-permitted purpose violates the current state of emergency order in Delaware.”, Rubin said.

Davis was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with 3 counts of identity theft, Attempted Theft over $1,500, 3 counts of forgery second degree, and Failure to Obey an Emergency Order (state of emergency)., Rubin said.

Davis appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released on his own recognizance.

Anyone with information about this incident, or similar incidents, is asked to contact Det. A. Whitt at (302) 366-7100 x. 3483 or awhitt@newark.de.us. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

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