Man busted with credit card strip scanner, fake IDs, after Bayonne cops probe package thefts


A man was busted with a credit card strip scanner, along with fake driver’s licenses and bank cards, after Bayonne cops looked into package thefts, police said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Ladan S. Phillip, 29, of Brooklyn, New York, was charged with theft, possession of false ID,
possession of forgery devices, possession of materials to make false government identification, possession of hollow point bullets, and contempt (two warrants), according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Phillip was taken into custody at around 1:14 p.m. on Thursday from the area of Memorial Boulevard.

Officers responded to the area of Memorial Boulevard on a report of a man, later identified as Phillip, being detained after being caught stealing packages from within the residential complex.

During the investigation, it was determined that he rented an apartment within the complex. As the investigation progressed, officers observed, in plain view, various forms of identification and bank cards scattered about the floor of his apartment.

Officers also recovered a credit card strip scanner, an identification card printer, another printer loaded with a blank check ready for printing, numerous fraudulent drivers licenses, numerous fraudulent bank cards, and a single hollow point bullet.

Phillip was ultimately placed under arrest and charged accordingly.

During the arrest process, it was discovered that Phillip was also wanted on two outstanding warrants: one out of Elizabeth and one out of Carneys Point.

He was additionally processed on these warrants and the value of the stolen packages was determined to be $807.76, authorities said.

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