According to the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office, the 43-year-old suspect committed her crimes on May 10. She reportedly got inside a car that was parked in Franklin Township and stole a small purse from the front seat. She then allegedly removed two personal credits cards from the purse.
The suspect allegedly used the stolen credit cards to make a number of purchases, like cigarettes and beer, at NJ businesses, including Rite Aid, QuickChek, and Wantage Liquors.
Franklin NJ police investigated the theft incidents and were able to identify the suspect as the person who probably took and used the credit cards.
The suspect was later placed under arrest and charged with multiple crimes, including burglary and credit card fraud.
Now the suspect has pleaded guilty to the most serious charges. She recently made an appearance in Sussex County Superior Court in Newton NJ to enter her guilty pleas.
The suspect will need to come back to Sussex County Superior Court on February 26 so that she can be formally sentenced. One factor in the sentence that is ultimately handed down by the superior court judge could be the suspect’s prior criminal record: in May 2015, she reportedly pleaded guilty to charges of theft of movable property stemming out of Morris County, New Jersey.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Admits Using Stolen Credit Cards, Prosecutor Says.”