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UPDATE: NJ woman arrested after racking up $22K bill on homebound Somerset County resident’s credit card

UPDATE: On Tuesday, March 22, at around 9:50 a.m. Lisa Pryor was arrested by the Plainsboro Police Department at her place of employment. She was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Thomas Chirichella.

“The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and the Branchburg Township Police Department would like to thank the members of the public who provided information that assisted in locating Lisa Pryor, ultimately leading to her arrest,” Chirichella said.

BRANCHBURG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – A Middlesex County woman is wanted after she was given a credit card to buy groceries for a homebound Somerset County and racked up thousands of dollars in unauthorized purchases, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Thomas Chirichella.

On September 7, 2021 a Branchburg Township resident reported that someone had unlawfully used a credit card in the victim’s name, as well as personal identifying information, which resulted in a reported monetary loss of approximately $22,000, Chirichella said.

A follow-up investigation by Branchburg Township Police Detectives identified Lisa Pryor, 55, of Monroe Township as the suspect, Chirichella said.

The victim, who was home bound due to a medical condition identified, Pryor as an acquaintance to whom she gave her credit card so she could grocery shop for the victim. Investigating detectives learned that over a period of time Pryor used the credit card for her sole personal benefit without the victim’s permission or knowledge, Chirichella said.

Pryor was formally charged on March 16 with third-degree theft by deception, third-degree fraudulent use of a credit card, third-degree identity theft, and fourth-degree credit card theft.

Investigating detectives have been unsuccessful in locating Lisa Pryor and anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Branchburg Township Police Department at 908-526-3830 or via the STOPit app.

The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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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