Po­lice ask for pub­lic’s help to iden­tify credit-card thief

Newark Post - - Police Blotter -

Ne­wark Po­lice are seek­ing the pub­lic’s help to iden­tify a woman who was cap­tured on cam­era us­ing a credit card

stolen from a party on New Lon­don Road last month.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice spokesman Cpl. James Spadola, the theft oc­curred some­time be­tween 12:45 a.m. and 2:50 a.m. March 11 at a home in the unit block of New Lon­don Road.

The vic­tim told po­lice she at­tended a party at the house where her boyfriend lives and when she woke up in the morn­ing, she no­ticed her wal­let, which was left on the kitchen ta­ble, had been ri­fled through. An undis­closed amount of cash and credit cards were miss­ing.

Spadola said the vic­tim later re­ceived a no­ti­fi­ca­tion from her credit card com­pany re­gard­ing sev­eral unau­tho­rized charges, in­clud­ing a pur­chase at the 7-Eleven on Delaware Av­enue around 2:50 a.m. March 11, an­other trans­ac­tion at the Wawa on Ogle­town Road around 3

a.m. and sev­eral other gas sta­tions in the area. The vic­tim’s debit card was also used at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Salem Church Road.

In to­tal, Spadola said, the thief racked up ap­prox­i­mately $126 in fraud­u­lent charges.

Po­lice re­cently ob­tained se­cu­rity footage from the Wawa and are ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help to iden­tify the woman. Spadola said the vic­tim does not rec­og­nize her.

Any­one with any ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent or the sus­pect should con­tact Of­fi­cer Jon Lee at 302-366-7100 ex 3462 or jon. lee@cj.state.de.us.

Po­lice be­lieve this woman used a credit card that was stolen from a party on New Lon­don Road.

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