LIVINGSTON, NJ — The following individuals recently appeared in the Livingston Municipal Court on various charges, including stealing $100 bills from Bottle King, buying and using a stolen credit card and more, according to Livingston Municipal Court.
1) Kwame Eshun of Piscataway was charged with buying a credit card from a person other than the issuer, specifically by buying a stolen credit card; using a stolen credit card to obtain goods, specifically by using it to purchase $936 worth of clothing and a watch from Lord & Taylor in Livingston; and theft by deception, specifically by using a stolen credit card to purchase $936 worth of goods.
All of the above charges were recused by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and amended to disorderly person charges. The first offense was downgraded to receiving stolen property, for which Eshun entered into a conditional discharge program for a one-year term, a $500 assessment, $33 in court costs, $50 to the Victims of Crime Compensation Board (VCCB) and $75 to the Safe Neighborhood Fund (SNF). The other charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
2) Darrell Williams of East Orange was charged with receiving stolen property, specifically by possessing a Canvas air mattress bag filled with 14 children’s shirts and four pairs of children’s jeans valued at $205.50. Williams pled guilty to the charges as written and received a jail term of 21 days with 13 days credit, a $400 fine, $33 in court costs, $50 to the VCCB and $75 to the SNF.
3) Delexus Greer of Newark was charged with theft, specifically by using her status as an employee of Bottle King in Livingston to remove seven $100 bills from the register over a seven-day period. Greer pled guilty to an amended charge of creating a disturbance and was given a $300 fine, $33 in court costs, $50 to the VCCB and $75 to the SNF.
4) Anthony Wiggins of East Orange was charged with shoplifting a Michael Kors leather jacket from Lord & Taylor at the Livingston Mall valued at $175. He pled guilty to an amended charge of theft and received one year of probation with a $200 fine, $33 in court costs, $50 to the VCCB and $75 to the SNF.
In other news police news, on Friday at approximately 2 a.m., Livingston police came upon a vehicle that was parked on Irving Avenue just off of South Livingston Avenue. Five Livingston juveniles occupied the vehicle, which police said emanated the odor of marijuana during the investigation.
The 17-year-old driver was taken into custody for possession of less than 50 grams of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and possession of drug paraphernalia. The juvenile charged is pending juvenile court action. The other four other individuals were taken into custody and released to their parents.