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PD: Scottsdale ID theft suspect takes over $160,000 from California man

Posted: 12:47 PM, Jul 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-23 18:47:31Z

A convicted felon went to a Scottsdale bank using a fake identity to withdraw over $160,000 from a California man's account.

Scottsdale police report that on July 16, they arrested 53-year-old Patrice Robinson at a bank near Scottsdale and Indian Bend roads. 

Police say in late June, Robinson made four withdrawals totaling over $160,000 from the account of a man in the San Diego area. 

Robinson allegedly used a fake driver's license to process the withdrawals. The victim contacted the bank and filed a police report for identity theft. 

On July 16, Robinson returned to the Scottsdale bank, posing as a coin investor, and tried to remove nearly $50,000 from the same victim's account. 

Bank employees recognized Robinson and called the police. 

A fingerprint alerted police to Robinson's real identity, a five-time convicted felon and parolee sentenced to over 26 years in prison. 

He's been charged with aggravated identity theft, theft, and fraudulent schemes.

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