ONLY ON CLIFFVIEW PILOT: The search for a fugitive accused of taking $8,000 from another woman after forcing her to withdraw if from her bank ended when a strike force that included Bergen County Sheriff’s detectives hit Room 125 of Little Ferry’s Capri Inn on Friday.
Consuelo Anna Green
Inside, the team found 37-year-old Consuelo Anna Green, who’d been on the run from Maryland authorities for more than two weeks.
Green conned her victim into helping her by pretending three children she was with were hungry, then threatened to kill the woman if she didn’t do as she was told, a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the arrest told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
The victim told police she was walking into a steakhouse in Prince George’s County on Jan. 12 when Green approached her.
Green “had three young children with her and told the victim that they were her sister’s kids and they haven’t eaten in days,” the source said. The unsuspecting woman said “she didn’t have any money, but had a two-thousand-dollar check.”
Another woman, who police said was in on the ruse, came over and held onto the youngsters while Green walked the victim to her car. Green then got into the back seat “and demanded that [she] drive her to the bank,” CLIFFVIEW PILOT was told.
At the bank, Green told her to withdraw $8,000, the victim said.
“Don’t act funny or do anything, because I have a gun,” she said Green told her.
Fearing for her life, the woman complied with the instructions. Green stood next to her as the teller counted out the cash, she said.
Green then “distracted the teller and snatched the money from the victim’s hand,” the source told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Bank surveillance video shows Green pushing the woman into and out of the bank.
Detectives from Prince George’s County tracked Green and her alleged cohort, Linda McCorkley, to our area. They contacted the U.S. Marshals Service’s New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department.
Both women were arrested Friday — McCorkley in New York and Green at the Capri.
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