PARAMUS, N.J. — A 29-year-old woman hailing from New York and Florida is facing theft and drug possession charges after fraudulently withdrawing several thousand dollars from a fellow New Yorker’s bank account at a Paramus bank.

On May 18 after 1 p.m. the Paramus Police Department received a call from Citibank on Route 17 that a possible fraud had been in progress. Upon arrival, three borough officers observed the suspect, which police later identified as Chelsea Colson, attempting to flee the branch.

An investigation conducted by the three officers determined that Colson had fraudulently withdrawn $3,500 from the bank account of a victim from Brooklyn utilizing stolen identification credentials. Upon her arrest, police found she was in possession of cocaine.

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Colson was charged with identity theft, possession of a fraudulent credit card, theft by deception and CDS possession.

She was released on her own recognizance pending an initial court appearance at an undisclosed date.