The Kenilworth Police Department announced the arrest of Anastasios Makropoulos after a lengthy investigation into the theft of $15,000 worth of sprinkler system equipment from a local business.
According to authorities, in September of 2017, a theft investigation ensued after Makropoulos allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase the sprinkler system equipment.
Police say after Makropoulos received the equipment, it was transported across state lines into New York. Det. Ed Pater was able to work closely with NYPD investigators to help identify Makropoulos and bring forth the charges against him today.
Officials say once an arrest warrant was issued, the Union County Sherriff's Office was brought into the investigation to assist with the extradition and detention of the suspect until his detention hearing in Union County Superior Court.
Chief Zimmerman feels today's arrest is an example of how this agency seeks to meet the needs of both its business owners and residents alike.
Police charged Makropoulos with Theft by Deception, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and Theft in the third degree.