Authorities today announced that a 35-year-old Elizabeth man has been charged with identity theft and fraud following a five-month investigation.
According to police, James C. Clay was arrested Thursday at his home, after officials seized his computers, smartphones and other evidence that may result in additional criminal charges.
The investigation reportedly started last October after several Edison residents reported being the victims of identity theft. The victims' claimed their online accounts were hacked, their mail was diverted, and loans and credit cards were allegedly applied for and received.
The incident remains under investigation.