Michigan man allegedly used fake ID to try to withdraw money from … the Chicago police credit union

Terrence Finley (inset) and the Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union headquarters. | Google; CCSO

A Michigan man is facing felony charges after he allegedly used a fake ID to try to withdraw cash from the Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union, which, as you may have guessed, is the credit union used by Chicago police officers.

On Thursday, Terrence Finley, 56, entered the police credit union headquarters at 1407 West Washington, directly across the street from the Chicago police officer’s union lodge, and tried to make a $2,500 withdrawal, prosecutors said.

Finley allegedly presented a fake Pennsylvania ID card to support his withdrawal request.

But an employee recognized Finley from a bulletin about a man wanted for making fraudulent withdrawals from a Michigan credit union in the same network, said Rhianna Biernat, a Cook County prosecutor. They called the cops.

Finley allegedly left the credit union, whose slogan is “We Mean Police Business,” after officers arrived and began speaking with employees. He ran, but he didn’t get very far. Biernat said the cops found a fake Pennsylvania ID in his coat pocket.

Prosecutors charged him with identity theft and possessing a fraudulent ID card. Biernat said he was convicted of sexual assault in Michigan in 1985.

Assistant Public Defender Patrick Shine said Finley lives in Michigan and attends church there.

Judge Maryam Ahmad gave Finley permission to return home while the case is pending after he posts a $500 deposit toward bail.

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