The Associated Press can confirm that Brandon R. Smith, 45, was arrested in New York City on Sunday for allegedly attempting to use a false Social Security number to obtain work-related benefits, including Social Security disability payments, according to court records.
Smith is charged with one count of identity theft and one count each of attempted identity theft, attempted larceny, identity theft with intent to defraud and fraud.
He is being held without bail.
He will be arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday afternoon.
The AP could not immediately reach Smith by telephone, and an employee at a bank that handled his personal funds did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
A police report says Smith used the name Brandon R, a name that had been reported as a person with the same name in another jurisdiction.
The woman who reported Smith as Brandon R said she had given him a false name because he was her brother.
The Associated Press is not naming Smith because he has not been charged in a criminal case.
He was listed as a director of marketing for a New York-based film-production company, according in court documents.
Smith’s lawyer did not return messages seeking comment on Monday.
He could not be reached for comment by phone or email.