A Jersey City man was arrested Friday afternoon after trying to charge more than $1,000 in merchandise at BJ’s Wholesale Club in Linden, authorities said.
On Friday, police responded to BJ’s Wholesale Club, 1001 E. Edgar Rd., shortly before 3:30 p.m. for a report of credit card fraud, Captain James Sarnicki said today.
Officers were told that a man attempted to purchase $1,397.89 of merchandise (a Samsung television, three I-Pads, diapers, and detergent) with a credit card that an employee said looked suspicious, Sarnicki said.
The man then produced a Pennsylvania driver license in the name of Carlos Soto.
The employee called the bank which issued the card and was told it was not valid. He then stalled the man while calling police. When the man saw officers approaching, he ran out a fire exit door in the back of the warehouse, said the captain.
He was apprehended on Willow Glade Road after a brief foot chase with the assistance of officers from Roselle and Union County.
The man, who was later identified as Yersson Disla-Figuereo, 35, of Jersey City, was charged with third degree shoplifting, fraudulent use of a credit card, and exhibiting a false government document.
He is being held on $50,000 bail at the Union County Jail with a court date set for March 27.