WAYNE, NJ – According to a statement from the Wayne Police Department, It was Friday, February 26 when the WPD responded to a call about a possible package theft. The detectives who arrived on scene were immediately suspicious having recognized the location of a previous incident.
“A female approached a homeowner,” said Detective Captain Dan Daly. “She claimed she would be receiving a package at the home in question due to a mix-up. She also asked then to call her when it arrived.”
The homeowner retrieved the package and having seen the woman return and start looking through their mailbox, they called the police.
“Detectives found that the name on the package matched neither the female suspect nor the homeowner,” explained Daly. “The package was found to contain a credit card that was not in either the suspect’s or homeowner’s name, as was a package that was delivered on the previous date.”
The female suspect was arrested, and her vehicle was impounded.
“A search of the vehicle revealed a second package that was taken the same day form a nearby residence,” Daly added. “This package also contained a credit card that was in neither the suspect nor homeowner’s name.”
The suspect arrested was Betty Corniel of Paramus. According to Daly, she “was charged with two counts of Attempted Credit Card Theft and one count of Credit Card Theft.”
The investigation is ongoing. Corniel was released on a summons in accordance with bail reform guidelines. She is considered innocent until proven guilty of any of these charges.