Man took woman’s credit card, racked up more than $4K in purchases

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was arrested after police say he took a credit card from a woman and used it to purchase more than $4,800 in merchandise.

David R. Haberthur, 36, of Franklin was charged with credit card theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and theft of over $4,800.00.

On Oct. 23, a borough resident reported to police that an unknown individual had taken custody and control of a credit card without her knowledge and used it, charging merchandise over $4,819.08, police said.

Franklin Borough detectives discovered that Haberthur utilized the credit card at various locations throughout Franklin Borough and Sussex County, police said.

On Oct. 29, detectives made contact with Haberthur on Skyview Drive in Franklin and he was placed under arrest, police said.

Haberthur was released pending a court appearance.

Any individuals who may have been defrauded by Haberthur are encouraged to contact Franklin Borough Police Detective Daniel Flora at 973-827- 7700 extension 237.

Investigation is ongoing and additional arrests may follow, police said.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook