Law enforcement in Cherry Hill NJ has asked for the public’s assistance in determining the identity of a woman accused of using a stolen credit card.
According to authorities, the suspect entered the Footlocker at the Cherry Hill Mall and used a stolen credit card to purchase nearly $200 worth of items.
Afterwards, the woman walked out of the store and exited the mall with the items she bought.
The incident occurred in early August. Police were notified after the credit card came up as stolen.
The Cherry Hill Township Police Department recently released images of the suspect. The images were obtained from store surveillance footage that shows the suspect allegedly using the stolen credit card at the store.
If law enforcement is eventually able to identify and apprehend the suspect, she would be subject to charges for credit card theft and credit card fraud, which carry severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6(c), anyone who takes or obtains a credit card without the cardholder’s consent can be charged with a fourth degree felony. A conviction for fourth degree credit card theft could lead to a sentence of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
Cherry Hill police are asking members of the public to come forward with information about the suspect or the alleged fraud. Anyone who has useful information is asked to call Cherry Hill NJ detectives at 856-432-8827.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Cherry Hill Police Ask for Help Identifying Suspect in Credit Card Theft.”