Paramus Police Respond To Fraudulent Credit Card Use
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By Mel Fabrikant    Thursday, December 27, 2012, 04:49 PM EST   

On 12/26/12 at 4:45pm Det. Glenn Pagano and P.O. Jack Cacamis responded to Ross Simon at the Garden State Plaza in reference to attempted use of a fraudulent credit card. Upon arrival officers confirmed the attempted purchase of merchandise in excess of $ 5000.00 by the use of a fraudulent credit card.

Akisha Charles

The suspect, identified as 32 year old Akisha Charles of Brooklyn NY, was placed under arrest by officers and transported to Paramus Police Headquarters. Further investigation by Det. Pagano revealed that Ms. Charles was in possession of several fraudulent credit cards. She was charged with fraudulent use and possession of fraudulent credit cards. She was later released pending court appearance.

Lt. John Scully #346
Operations Division Commander
Paramus Police Department
1 Carlough Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-262-3400 Ext. 346

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