Man: Bad Bank Account, Arrest Record Not Mine
Green Brook police help unravel case of identity theft.
Things took a strange turn for North Plainfield resident Reinaldo Esquivel-Gamboa, 39, last week when he went to open a new acount at the TD Bank in Green Brook.
Bank employees told him he already had an account there—opened in January 2006 and subsequently closed in November 2007. The bank had written off a $43 overdraft on a checking account and nearly $500 charged on a credit card in Esquivel-Gamboa's name.
Shocked to discover the identity theft, Esquivel-Gamboa immediately went to North Plainfield police to report the theft and was taken into custody on two outstanding warrants dating from 2007; one issued by Hillsborough Municipal Court, the other Green Brook.
After posting $1,000 bail on the warrants, Esquivel-Gamboa went to Green Brook police to try and clear up the charges here. Police discovered an outstanding warrant for DWI and speeding charges from 2007—which Esquivel-Gamboa said were also not his.
Police checking the file said the photo of the man charged and wanted—and presumably behind the TD Bank accounts—showed it was clearly not the same person.
Esquivel-Gamboa was told he will need to set a court date to present his accumulated evidence that the episodes were all caused by someone else.