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Two Scotch Plains Residents Report Identity Fraud with Credit, Debit Cards

January 14, 2014 at 7:56 AM

1/6                        A student at the Scotch Plains Fanwood High School reported being a victim of a theft. He stated an unknown suspect(s) removed his iPhone from his backpack while he was at practice. The phone was valued at approximately $250.

1/6                        A resident of Mountain Ave. reported being a victim of harassment.  He stated that while walking unknown suspects yelled at him.

1/6                        A resident of Prospect Ave. reported being a victim of fraud.  She stated that unknown suspect(s) made approximately $150 in purchases on his debit card without his authorization.

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1/8                        A resident of Winding Brook Way. reported being a victim of fraud.  She stated that an unknown suspect(s) made approximately $1,500 in purchases on her credit card without her authorization.

1/8                       A resident of East Second St. reported being a victim of Criminal Mischief.  She stated sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) threw bottles filled with an unknown substance on her lawn.

1/9                        A resident of William St. reported being a victim of harassment.  She stated that she has been receiving numerous phone calls from an ex-friend.

1/11                      Julio Maldonado, 22, of Goodmans Crossing Clark was arrested for a $500 outstanding warrant issued by the South Plainfield court. Officer Budzinski stopped Maldonado for a motor vehicle violation on East Second St. and discovered the warrant.  He was transported to H.Q. where he was processed and released.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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