Duo charged with using magnets to steal $260 worth of clothes at Secaucus Kohl’s


A duo was charged with using magnets to steal $260 worth of clothes at the Secaucus Kohl’s, with one suspect also in possession of brass knuckles, a stolen check, and deposit slip, Police Chief Dennis Miller announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Clayton Scott, 30, of East Orange, and Shane Smith, 28, of Brooklyn, New York, were each charged with shoplifting and conspiracy to commit shoplifting, Miller said in a statement.

Additionally, Scott was charged with possession of an anti-shoplifting device, unlawful possession of a weapon (brass knuckles), and unlawful use of a credit card.

Both individuals were observed using a magnet to remove the tags from clothing and were also observed concealing merchandise and hiding it in the clothing they were wearing.

Scott possessed, the magnet, brass knuckles, and a stolen check and deposit slip at the time of his arrest, along with six miscellaneous debit cards belonging to different victims.

He was also caught with stolen merchandise during his arrest, Miller added, along with two outstanding $500 warrants issued out of Paramus.

The Paramus Police Department released Smith on his own recognizance in relation to both outstanding warrants, pending future court dates.

Both Scott and Smith were issued their complaint warrants and were subsequently transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, police said.

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