West Trenton, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police have arrested Basilio Lazu, 42, of Buena Borough, N.J., for allegedly stealing cash from various ATM’s in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Gloucester Counties.
According to a statement obtained from NJ State Police officials, during a year-long investigation, State Police detectives from the Gangs and Organized Crime South and Interstate Theft South Units determined that Lazu was stealing cash from ATM’s while he was employed as a service technician, which gave him access to the machines.
State Police Officials say Lazu's employer alerted police of potential criminal activity after an internal investigation.
Detectives discovered that Lazu was responsible for 54 separate thefts between December of 2016 and May of 2017 totaling $46,480. On Tuesday, September 25, Lazu was arrested at his home without incident officials said.
Police charged Lazu with theft of movable property and was issued a complaint summons with a pending court date.
Officials say the Division of Criminal Justice will prosecute this case.
Charges are mere accusations and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.