Police ask for public’s help to identify credit-card thief
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. email@example.com.
Police believe this woman used a credit card that was stolen from a party on New London Road.