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Jersey City Man Arrested for Credit Card Fraud in Paramus

Jersey City

The Paramus Police Department announces the arrest of Kyle Halsey, 32, of Jersey City, for Credit Card Fraud, Theft by Deception and Theft of Moveable Property.

According to police officials, this arrest results from a three-month-long investigation by the Paramus Police Department, Ho Ho Kus Police Department and the Sarpy County, Nebraska, Sheriff’s Department.  

On February 10, the Paramus Police Department was advised of a credit card fraud that had occurred at Carpet World, located on Route 17 in Paramus. Approximately $10,000.00 worth of wood flooring had been purchased and picked up. 

After the sale, it was determined that a stolen credit card number and fictitious identification had been used to make the purchase. 

Detective Joshua Capizzi was assigned to the investigation. 

Capizzi began to track the stolen flooring and determined that it had been delivered to a storage unit located in Ho Ho Kus by a second person. 

Police officials said that it was later determined that the second person was operating a legitimate delivery service and was not involved in the fraud.

In March, during the investigation, Capizzi was contacted by Deputy Wesley McVay of the Sarpy County, Nebraska, Sheriff’s Department. 

According to police, he reported to Capizzi that he was investigating the theft of a Toro Skid Steer tractor valued at over $30,000.00. 

The tractor was also purchased using a stolen credit card number and fictitious identification. 

Police officials said that the fake identification was the same as in the Carpet World investigation. Capizzi was able to identify the actual perpetrator in both cases as Kyle Halsey, who was operating a company called “Humble King Home Improvements.”  

Police were unable to recover the flooring but were able to recover the tractor from a third person who had bought it from Halsey using a bank check. 

On May 9, the suspect Kyle Halsey turned himself in to the Paramus Police Department. He was placed under arrest, processed and booked. 

According to police, the suspect was then turned over to the Ho Ho Kus Police Department to face additional criminal charges. 

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This investigation is still active, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Josh Capizzi at 201-262-3400.

Kyle Halsey was arrested and charged on May 9 with Fraudulent use of a credit card, Theft by deception and Theft of movable property.