Two Men Charged with Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud in Rutherford, New Jersey
Police arrested two men accused of stealing credit cards and committing identity theft at a pharmacy located in Rutherford, New Jersey.
The suspects, a 27-year-old Jersey City man and a 29-year-old man from Brooklyn NY, allegedly used fake credit cards to buy a number of pre-paid gift cards at a Rite-Aid Pharmacy in Rutherford, New Jersey.
Rutherford New Jersey police received a call about men making suspicious purchases at the pharmacy. When police investigated, they reportedly discovered that certain transactions had been approved, while other transactions were declined. In just a single day, the suspects allegedly managed to buy gift cards with a total value of more than $7,000.
A few days after the first incident, the suspects reportedly came back to the pharmacy and tried to buy even more gift cards. The store manager spotted one of the suspects and immediately called Rutherford NJ police.
When Rutherford police officers arrived at the scene, one of the suspects reportedly got nervous. He allegedly put away his credit card and attempted to use cash to buy a gift card.
While this was transpiring, the other suspect allegedly tried to purchase several pre-paid gift cards at another cash register inside the pharmacy. When the suspect saw Rutheford police officers enter the store, he quickly exited the building and drove off in a Jeep.
Police pulled over the suspect’s Jeep a few blocks away from the pharmacy. Meanwhile, police found the other suspect in a nearby business.
When police searched the suspects, they allegedly found 15 fake credit cards. Additionally, police allegedly discovered several Visa gift cards in the Jeep.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspects were moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. Each suspect is being held at the jail on a $50,000 bail amount.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “2 Face Credit Card, Identity Theft Charges in Rutherford.”