Police: Hoboken employee uses credit card reported stolen, racks up $390 in charges


A sanitation employee for the City of Hoboken was caught using a credit card reported stolen racking up $390 worth of charges from various city businesses, police said. Hoboken police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Deeon Walker, 28, of Hoboken, was charged with credit card theft, unlawful use of a credit card, theft of lost of mislaid property, theft by deception and possession of marijuana under 50 grams, according to Police Det. Sgt. Edgardo Cruz.

On Monday, May 16th, a woman came into police headquarters and told Det. David Dimartino she had lost her credit card and somebody had began using it, with a total of $390 in charges being compiled at several different city businesses, authorities said.

After an investigation, Dimartino determined that Walker had found the lost credit card and made the purchases himself, also determining that the purchases had been made while he was on the clock for the City of Hoboken, officials said.

Police arrested Walker at Pier A, around 2:58 p.m., on Friday while he was working. A brief search after his arrest revealed that he was also carrying a small amount of marijuana, police said.

Walker was processed at police headquarters and issued a summons for the charges, authorities said.

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