A Bergen County woman had the surprise of her life when she walked into a Bank of America to report that her credit card was stolen. On the 28th of February 2013, officers O’Nelly and Noury were sent to the Bank of America to investigate the complaint of a stolen credit card.

The complainant went inside the Bank of America to cancel her credit card because it had been stolen. However, while she was in the process of canceling her credit card, she was told by a bank teller that just moments earlier someone had used the debit card, that the complainant thought she had lost, to remove $300 from an ATM that was situated just outside of the bank.

An investigation quickly showed that the stolen debit card was used by a friend of the complainant. This friend was actually waiting with the complainant in her car outside of the bank, and she took advantage of the fact that the complainant was inside the bank as an opportunity to try to use the debit card one last time.

The 40-year-old defendant, who is a resident of Rutherford New Jersey, was arrested and charged with a series of crimes. Included in this was credit card theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Bail was set at $20,000. The 40-year-old defendant was then taken to jail in Bergen County until she could post bail.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense like aggravated assault, shoplifting, possession of marijuana or even driving while intoxicated, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact any one of our Bergen County Offices to set up a free initial consultation with one of our eight criminal defense attorneys on staff.