Police: Hoboken man charged with identity, credit card theft, after breaking into car


A Hoboken man was charged with identity and credit card theft after getting caught breaking into a car last week, Police Det. Lt. Jonathan Mecka said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Jacob Martinez, 31, of Hoboken, was charged with burglary (entering a vehicle), identity theft, two counts of fraudulent use of credit cards, theft of moveable property, two counts of uttering, credit card theft, and two outstanding warrants, Mecka said in a statement.

The crime took place on December 12th in the area of 1st and Bloomfield Streets. The investigation led to Martinez being identified and charged with the aforementioned crimes.

After the burglary took place, Martinez began using the stolen credit cards. On December 22nd, he was arrested, processed, and remanded to Hudson County Correctional Facility, police said.

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  1. Don’t worry, folks!

    Jacob Martinez (they/them) is already out on no bail, but they is grounded for 2 days without access to either their PS5 or Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.