WARREN Township, N.J. – Three suspects face multiple charges after a fraudulent bank withdrawal of $10,000, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.
Robertson identified the three suspects as Deleon Hutchenson, 25, Dolan Street Sayreville; Rebecca Burlew 43, Therese Avenue, Keyport and Lemar Lodge 37, South Harrison Street, East Orange, in the Jan. 5 incident at Bank of America on Mountain Boulevard.
Robertson provided the following account:
A bank employee called police at 2:45 p.m. to report the $10,000 withdrawal earlier in the afternoon. Police responded to investigate and while there, Burlew returned to the bank. She was taken into custody without incident.
Hutchenson was located in a parked vehicle adjacent to the bank, and when approached by Warren Township officers, he became belligerent and combative. Hutchenson rammed an unmarked police vehicle three times, before striking an officer in the face and fleeing on foot initiating a pursuit on Mountain Boulevard.
He was quickly apprehended and placed under arrest. Lodge was located in a business parking lot near the bank and was also arrested without incident.
Hutchenson is charged with second degree Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer, third degree Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer, third degree Theft by Deception, third degree Resisting Arrest, third degree Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception, fourth degree Criminal Mischief, and fourth degree Obstruction of Justice.
Burlew is charged with third degree Theft by Deception, third degree Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception, and third-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
Lodge is charged with third degree Theft by Deception and third-degree Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception.
Hutchenson and Burlew were lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a bail detention hearing. Defendant Lodge was released on his own recognizance.
Robertson asks that anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Warren Township Police Department at (908) 753-1000 or via the STOPit app.
The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smartphone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ.
Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.