Police Arrest Man In Telephone 'Phishing' Scam

RYE, N.Y. — A 52-year-old Bronx man was arrested by City of Rye police on Wednesday while attempting to withdraw money from someone else’s account at a Wells Fargo Ban

Raul L. Coballes was charged by Rye police with: second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, second-degree criminal impersonation and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Rye police said that ab about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Coballes presented fraudulent ID pretending to be another individual at Wells Fargo Bank in the City of Rye. According to police, Coballes attempted to withdraw money from a victim’s bank account.

After Coballes’ apprehension by Rye police, it was learned that the victim was defrauded under a telephone scam in which the suspect reportedly “phished” for personal information about the victim.

Coballes was arraigned and sent to the Westchester County Jail without bail.

Lt. Scott J. Craig, a spokesman for the Rye police department, said, “We have been circulating his information to other agencies to see if they have any open cases (in which) he may be a suspect.”



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