New York man criminally charged after attempting to cash fake check in Ludlow

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A New York man is facing several fraud charges after he allegedly tried to cash a fraudulent check on July 24.

Lt. Valadas of the Ludlow Police Department told 22News 52-year-old Shaid-Din Muwakkil is being charged with identity theft, utter false check, forgery of check, arrestee furnish law enforcement false identity information, forgery by check, and a fugitive from justice warrant.

Lt. Valadas said officers were called to the Key Bank located at 314 Center Street for a report of a subject attempting to cash a fraudulent check.

Authorities say they later identified Muwakkil through fingerprints after he gave them several fake names during his arrest. He also had a fake Connecticut drivers license, other state fake drivers licenses, and fraudulent credit cards in his possession.

Muwakkil has a detainer warrant from the State of New York. He is being held at the Hampden County House of Correction.

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