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Woman sentenced for using lost credit card to purchase items at Walmart in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A woman was sentenced for using a lost credit card to purchase items at a Walmart in Sussex County, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Pamela Altamura, 35, of Highland Lakes was sentenced on Nov. 16 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Altamura was sentenced to 3 years probation and in addition to the standard conditions of probation, she must also complete a TASC evaluation and follow all recommendations, Taggart said.

Altamura pled guilty on Sept. 14 to third-degree theft. In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to taking a lost credit card and using it to purchase items at Walmart, Taggart said.

These case was investigated by the New Jersey State Police with the assistance of other agencies.

At sentencing, Altamura was represented by Matthew W. Young, Esq. and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Jonathan E. McMeen.

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