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Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Identity Theft in Linden

By kcora on
Linden

A 24-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon after he allegedly tried to fraudulently open a bank account.

Police responded to the Wells Fargo Bank, 705 W. St. George Avenue, on a report of possible fraud on Monday at approximately 12:51 p.m.

Arriving units spoke to a teller at the bank that told them that a man, (later identified as Alexander John Waldorf, 24, of Scranton, Pa.,) was attempting to open up a bank account using the identification of a 51-year-old man.

The teller also stated that Waldorf appeared to have sprinkled gray powder on his beard to make himself look older.

The teller became suspicious and alerted another employees to contact the police while she talked to him.

Arriving officers spoke to Waldorf and found a New Jersey driver license and a bank Visa card in the name of another individual with a birth year of 1964, which Waldorf had given to the teller.

According to authorities, Waldorf allegedly admitted that he was not the individual on the documents and was asked to open the account by another person.

During the investigation, Waldorf was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and syringe and was placed under arrest.

He was additionally charged with possession of false government documents and identity theft.

Waldorf gave the officers a home address of Scranton, Pa., but told them he is currently homeless.

He is being held at the Union County jail on $6,000 bail pending a court date of April 4th.

The investigation was turned over to the Detective Bureau.