Alleged thief shops Boscov’s with phony credit card

An alleged thief is accused of trying to buy $274 worth of items with a fraudulent credit card at Boscov’s department store in the Palmer Park Mall.

Charged is Judeson Charles, no age provided, of Brooklyn, New York.

Charles at 8:32 p.m. Friday was apprehended by a Boscov’s loss prevention officer when a store employee suspected the card Charles was using was fake. The employee was tipped off that the card had been issued at a Boscov’s store at 7:31 p.m. that same day in Plymouth Township, police said.

Charles allegedly used a phony identification and successfully opened the account in Plymouth Township. Police made contact with the person on the fake identification and he told police he never opened a credit card at Boscov’s, court records say.

The card was then deactivated by the time Charles tried to buy two items — valued at $150 and $124 — at the Palmer Park Mall store location. Charles allegedly later provided police with his true identity.

Charles is charged with identity theft, access device fraud and theft. He was arraigned before District Judge James Narlesky, who set bail at $50,000.

In lieu of bail, Charles was sent to Northampton County Prison. The judge ordered he stay away from Boscov’s.


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