New Jersey Man Faces Identity Theft and Other Charges

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Jan 272014

police carORANGE POLICE officers on patrol reportedly observed a man running from the Best Buy Store, 53 Boston Post Road followed by store employees on Jan. 18 at 6:10 p.m.

Investigation revealed that Jermaine Pearson, 39, of 10-L East Alpine St., Newark, NJ had attempted to purchase a large amount of merchandise using a fraudulent Pennsylvania ID card in someone else’s name.

According to the report, Pearson also made a fraudulent purchase at Lowe’s prior to his visit to Best Buy and that he was found with a small amount of marijuana when he was arrested.

Pearson was charged with third-degree identity theft, fourth-degree larceny, second-degree forgery, third-degree forgery, two counts of criminal impersonation, possession of marijuana, making a false statement to procure a credit card.

He was held on $10,000 bond for court Feb. 3.