On November 27, 2019, at 1601 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to the Fulton Bank located at 281 East Main Street for a report of a subject attempting to cash a fraudulent check. Arriving officers spoke with bank management who advised that a male subject was at a teller counter attempting to cash a check using identification belonging to someone else.
As officers approached the suspect, he attempted to flee the bank. However, the bank door was locked and he ran into the door, injuring himself. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Further investigation revealed that the suspect used a driver’s license, that did not belong to him, in an attempt to cash a check in the name of the person on the license.
The suspect was identified as Kevin Dougherty, 34, of Baltimore, MD. During a search of Dougherty, heroin was found in his possession.
Dougherty was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with Identity Theft, Attempted Theft, Forgery Second Degree, Criminal Impersonation, Resisting Arrest and Possession of Heroin. Dougherty appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $6,500 secured bail. Dougherty was turned over to the custody of the Howard R Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.