Man arrested for attempting to cash fake check in Naples bank

Arturo Rodriguez-Alvarez. Photo via the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

NAPLES, Fla. A 25-year-old man was arrested Friday after attempting to cash a fraudulent check, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said.

Arturo Rodriguez-Alvarez, of Miami, was at the Bank of America located at the 11120 North Tamiami Trail. Alvarez handed bank teller Yanelitze Abreu a check made out to an Alturo Gomez for over $6,000, deputies said.

However, Abreu noticed something suspicious after running the check through the system and asked Alvarez to take a seat, according to the sheriff’s office.

Alvarez’s driver’s license stated he was from Illinois and the name on the license was the same name listed on the check. But when deputies ran the license through dispatch, no record was found, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies asked Alvarez if he had another identification card. When he gave them his wallet, they found his suspended Florida driver’s license, as well as a fraudulent credit card, according to arrest reports.

Alvarez is in custody facing charges of grand theft, possession of a fake driver’s license and uttering a forged promissory note.

No bond has been set.

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