Bordentown Township police charge two New York residents

The Bordentown Township Police Department charged two New York residents on Feb. 4 for credit card fraud and multiple drug offenses.

Police said the investigation began on the evening of Feb. 3 at approximately 10:53 p.m. when a township officer observed the operator of a 2001 black BMW make an improper lane change on Route 130 in the area of a Sunoco gas station. Police said a stop was then effectuated, and an alleged “strong odor” of burnt marijuana was observed to be coming from inside the vehicle.

According to township police, a search of the vehicle was then conducted where officers reported to have recovered marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a credit card encoding device and three credit cards which were found to contain cloned data and 11 other blank credit cards capable of being loaded with stolen data.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as 26-year-old male from Rochester, N.Y. Officials charged the suspect with alleged credit card theft, possession of a forgery device, trafficking in personal identification items of another, receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana.

Police identified the vehicle’s passenger a 26-year-old resident from Queens, and was charged with alleged possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Rochester man was placed in the Burlington County Jail and the Queens resident was released pending a future court date.

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