WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department has reported handling four cases of identity theft in less than two weeks.
Residents of Cunningham Drive, Devonshire Terrace, Porter Road and Longview Street all reported having their identity stolen since April 16, according to police.
On April 16, a Cunningham Road resident reported finding a package containing two iPhones that he never ordered delivered to his residence. According to police, Verizon confirmed that someone provided the company with the last four digits of the resident's Social Security Number. However, police said the victim's bank account was not compromised.
The next day, a Devonshire Terrance resident reported that he had been contacted by Mercantile Adjustment regarding a $509 bill he owed, according to police.
On April 20, a Porter Road resident reported to West Orange police that she had received a Money Lion credit card for which she never applied. A loan application to Money Lion was made in the woman's name for $500.
On April 23, police said a Longview Street resident reported receiving a letter dated April 5 from Pay Pal Credit stating that an account had been opened in her name using her Social Security Number and personal information.