Riverdale NJ police recently arrested three people who allegedly used fraudulent credit cards to make purchases at local businesses.
The Riverdale Police Department got a call about suspicious activity by a customer at a Target store on State Route 23 in Riverdale, New Jersey. A Target loss prevention officer told police that the suspect was attempting to purchase several items, including laptop computers, with fake credit cards.
When a Riverdale NJ patrol cop arrived at the Target, he saw the suspect heading toward the exit. The police officer walked toward the suspect and noticed that the suspect appeared to be nervous. The suspect reportedly gave the police officer a fake driver’s license out of Pennsylvania and then ran to a waiting vehicle. The car drove off but got stuck in heavy traffic and was stopped by another Riverdale cop.
Police removed the 25-year-old driver and two passengers from the car. Riverdale police allegedly found one of the suspects with a small bag of marijuana, in addition to several fake credit cards and driver’s licenses. When police searched the vehicle, they allegedly discovered more than $6,000 worth of merchandise from Best Buy and Toys “R” Us. It is believed that the suspects used the fake credit cards to buy the merchandise from stores in Paramus, New Jersey.
The 27-year-old suspect accused of making the fraudulent purchases at the Riverdale Target hails from Brooklyn, NY. He faces criminal charges for credit card fraud, receiving stolen property, and eluding police. Meanwhile, the driver of the car faces criminal charges for receiving stolen property and simple possession of marijuana.
After being placed under arrest and charged, all three suspects posted $50K bail amounts and secured their releases from police custody. The suspects have pending court dates to address the charges against them.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Men with Fake Credit Cards Caught in Riverdale Following Brief Chase, Police Say.”