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Man charged with receiving stolen property, identity theft, fraud in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – An Essex County is facing numerous charges after he allegedly used a fraudulent ID to pick up a package containing fraudulently shipped cell phones from a UPS facility in Mount Olive Township.

David A. Asare, 22, of Newark was charged with receiving stolen property, forgery-counterfeit license, simulating motor vehicle insurance card, identity theft, and fraud.

On April 15, at 3:12 p.m., a UPS employee from the Budd Lake facility contacted police to report an individual who was at their location and was attempting to pick up a package containing fraudulently shipped cell phones, police said.

The individual picking up the package used a fraudulent license to
identify himself. Prior to officers arriving at the UPS facility, the individual drove away in red Subaru, police said.

The UPS employee was able to give a thorough description of the individual and the registration on the Subaru to the police. An officer located the vehicle driving on Route 80 East and stopped the vehicle, police said.

The officer was able to identify the driver as Asare and during the course of the investigation, the officer located the UPS package with the cell phones as well as the suspected fraudulent license and insurance card used to pick up the package, police said.

Asare was arrested and charged. He was released pending a court appearance.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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