FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has been charged after he allegedly broke into vehicles, stole credit cards, and then used them to purchase items in Franklin Borough, according to police.
David E. Williams, 20, of Franklin Borough, was arrested on Nov. 6 and charged with three counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, two counts of credit card theft, four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, and two counts of theft of movable property.
Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 5, police received reports from three separate vehicle owners that their unlocked vehicles had been entered overnight and property, including credit cards, had been removed from the interior, police said.
Following an investigation, Williams was identified from home and commercial retail surveillance after using the stolen credit cards to purchase merchandise on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 within Franklin Borough, police said.
Williams was charged and then released pending his appearance in Sussex County Superior Court in accordance with the NJ Bail Reform Act, police said.
The Franklin Borough Police Department reminds all residents to lock their vehicles and secure their property as part of an evening routine.