CLINTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A New York man faces producing fraudulent document and hindering apprehension charges following an investigation into identity theft in Clinton Township, according to Clinton Township Police Chief Thomas A. DeRosa.
On Wednesday, Feb. 8, at around 2:16 p.m., police responded to a suspicious male attempting to obtain a separate individual’s bank account information. Police were able to intercept the suspect at the TD Bank on Route 31 South and conduct an investigation which ultimately led to the arrest of Latrese C. Carr of the Bronx, DeRosa said.
Carr was in possession of a fraudulent New York driver’s license which had been altered to display the personal information of the victim along with his picture. A vehicle of interest was also stopped and ultimately impounded for further investigation due to its possible involvement in this scheme, DeRosa said.
It was later discovered that Carr was possibly involved in other incidents of the same nature and had been banned from local area bank branches, DeRosa said.
Carr was charged with third-degree producing a fraudulent document and fourth- degree hindering apprehension. He was then released in accordance with New Jersey Bail Reform pending a court appearance, DeRosa said.
The investigation is still ongoing and more criminal charges are under review, DeRosa said.