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Fairfield Target Victim of Shoplifting and Fraud; Five Individuals Arrested

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Three individuals were arrested for shoplifting and various drug offenses at the Target store located on Route 46 one day after two New York men were arrested for attempted shoplifting and other fraud-related activities at the same location, according to Fairfield police.

On Jan. 21, Target’s asset protection personnel reported suspicious activity to the police in which two individuals, later identified as Alberson Isaza, 28, of Bronx, NY and Jonathan Harris, 23, of New York, NY, were attempting to purchase a variety of merchandise totaling more than $1300. According to police, they were attempting to do so with a Target red card line of credit that they had just obtained and the transaction was not going through.

After monitoring the transaction for a time, Officer Jeffrey Dead and personnel approached the two individuals to investigate further and discovered that Harris had a fraudulent New Jersey driver’s license and a Discover credit card in the name of another in his possession. Police said the credit card was used as the basis to obtain the Target line of credit.

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Turning the investigation to Isaza, police said he was also carrying a fraudulent driver’s license and Discover credit card in the name of another. Both were placed under arrest.

In addition to attempted shoplifting, Isaza was charged with conspiracy to commit identity theft and possession of a fraudulent government document, police said. Harris was also charged with false statements to obtain a credit card, forgery, utilizing a false credit card to get credit, possession of a false government document and identity theft. Both individuals were eventually transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility.

The following day, Karim Anzour, 30, of Prosepect Park, Edward Kurtyka, 36, of Sussex, and Nasreen Yahsi, 37, of Paterson were arrested at the same location for various drug offenses and shoplifting.

Officer Christopher Nicholas was alerted to a shoplifting in progress at approximately 4:09 p.m. and received information that the suspect was fleeing the area in a blue Hyundai upon his arrival. In the lot, the officer observed a Target asset protection officer pointing at a 2013 blue Hyundai. Nicholas, along with Sgt. Daniel Dias, stopped and approached the vehicle

According to police, a Target asset protection officer reported that he observed Anzour enter the store, put a large plastic bin into a shopping cart and then fill the bin with baby formula. According to the office, the individual wheeled the cart out of the store without attempting to pay for it and placed it in the vehicle. He began to flee but was stopped by the officers.

The total valued of the stolen merchandise was approximately $634, police said, and the plastic bin and baby formula was located inside the Hyundai. Further investigation of the vehicle led to the discovery of several items of drug paraphernalia and a hypodermic syringe. All three individuals were placed under arrest.

While at headquarters, officers found three Suboxin tablets and 44 Codenine tablets in the pocketbook belonging to Yashi.

Yashi was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic syringe and two counts of a prescription legend drug. Anzour was charged with shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Kurtyka was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe.

All individuals were eventually released on their own recognizance.

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