YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A New Milford police officer checking out an illegally parked car in front of a local bank led to the arrests of four Bronx men and the seizure of assorted bogus debit, Social Security and passport cards, along with a U.S. Treasury check.
Officer Darrell Marshall was talking to the driver outside the Bank of America on Ray Woods Lane just after 11 a.m. Thursday when the other passengers “began to switch places and act in a suspicious manner,” Detective Kevin Van Saders told CLIFFVIEW PILOT tonight.
Backups arrived and helped turn up 11 bank debit cards issued to unknown identities, ten fraudulent U.S. Social Security cards, seven bogus U.S. passport cards and the check “issued to an unknown party,” Van Saders said.
Arested were: Nolasco Martinez, 30; Ray Reynoso, 20; Mickey Mejia, 19; and Jorge Salcedo, 40 ( clockwise from top left ).
Charged with possession of a fraudulent U.S. document were Martinez and Mejia (nine counts each), Reynoso (eight counts) and Salcedo (6 counts).
Martinez was also charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and one of obstruction, and was ordered held on $23,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail.
Reynoso and Mejia were each charged with obstruction and ordered held on $10,000 bail each.
Salcedo was ordered held on $6,000 bail.
The U.S. Secret Service joined New Milford police in investigating.
MUGSHOTS: Courtesy NEW MILFORD PD
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