CANTON – A Canton resident has reportedly received and turned over to authorities $37,000 in computers, cameras, jewelry and other items charged to stolen credit cards.
The resident is cooperating with police in Canton and New Jersey in their investigation of the stolen credit card scheme.
Canton police were contacted July 26 by police in Long branch, N.J. who said that an unknown person was using stolen credit cards to buy high-end electronics from an assortment of vendors across the country and that much of it was being delivered to a Canton address.
The information led to the unnamed Canton resident’s cooperation with Long Branch police in their effort to identify the person placing the orders.
Canton police interviewed the resident and recovered property and merchandise from the scheme valued at $37,000, which has since been returned to the vendors.
Much of that was computers, home entertainment systems, clothing, cameras, shoes, watches and other jewelry.
The Canton witness’s name and address are being kept confidential while the Long Branch investigation continues.