Manalapan man accused of scamming banks in five states
A suspected bank scammer from Manalapan sees his luck run out in an Atlantic City casino.
Daniel A. White, 49, was apprehended June 18 by Stafford Township Police, U.S. Marshall's and Ocean County Sheriff's fugitive task forces and the New Jersey State Police Casino Investigation Unit.
He and others are accused of opening at least 86 bogus checking accounts in five states since June 2015, costing TD Bank an estimated $386,000.
While the investigation remains open and active, investigators are withholding the identities of the casino where the arrest took place, and of other suspects involved,.
White faces numerous second-degree counts of eluding police in a motor vehicle, along with a long list of fraud- and theft-related charges lodged by Ocean County authorities, with interstate charges possible pending further investigation.
He was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River in lieu of $125,000 bail.
White surfaced on the Ocean County law enforcement radar on May 9, when a suspicious bank worker notified police of his attempt to open a fictitious account. Police said that he sped away, prompting a chase that ended when he nearly hit an officer with his car.
According to Stafford Township investigators, White aborted a June 10 attempt to open a fraudulent account at a bank there when employees recognized him and reached police. Another chase ensued, which police curtailed as it entered a school zone on Route 9.
However, police said, White raced through the school area, driving against traffic and forcing several school buses off the road.
Stafford detectives determined that White continued on to banks in New Haven CT, Brooklyn NY and Westfield NJ before being caught in Atlantic City. He is also accused of opening fake accounts in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
Stafford PD Detective Drew Smith is taking information relevant to this investigation at 609-597-1189, extension 8435.