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Delaware Woman Arrested, Charged With Identity Theft of Wyckoff Resident

Lake Road resident apparent victim of credit card theft

Natashia N. Scott, 27, of 309 Howell Drive, New Castle, Delaware, was arrested Thursday by the Wyckoff Police Department and charged with trafficking in personal information of another person, conspiracy to commit identity theft, conspiracy to commit credit card fraud, and being a fugitive from justice from Pennsylvania, according to Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox.

According toFox, officers received a report from a resident on Lake Road of a suspicious person in a parked car parked on the street.  Responding Officer Michael DeMaio spoke with the woman who initially claimed to be in the area "to meet a man from whom she was purchasing a vehicle",  but aspects of her story "were completely nonsensical" according to Fox, and Officer DeMaio obtained backup assistance from Detective Sgt. Joseph Soto. 

The woman, later identified  as Scott, was only able to provide an expired Pennsylvania drivers license for identification. A computer check revealed that there was an active warrant for her arrest from Pennsylvania for violation of probation, Chief Fox said.  Scott had previously been arrested in that state on identity theft charges, according to police.

Scott was arrested on the warrant, and a subsequent search determined that she was in possession of significant personal information of a resident of Lake Road who lived at a home near where she was parked, police said.  A continuing investigation determined she had been sitting on Lake Road for the past two days waiting for a Fed Ex truck to make a delivery of a credit card to the home. She was allegedly waiting for the truck so that she could intercept the delivery before the credit card was delivered to the homeowner.

Bail for Scott was set at $30,000 by Wyckoff Judge Russel B. Teschon, and she was committed to the Bergen County Jail in default of bail.

Kathleen Rutler April 22, 2011 at 08:07 PM
If the people who are smart enough and motivated to travel all of these distances to commit these crimes would only put their efforts to a better cause....

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