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Wayne Police Charge Paramus Woman with Credit Card Theft

By rlsmetro on

According to a statement released by Wayne Police officials on Friday, February 26, 2021, Police responded to a report of a female who was possibly attempting to steal a package from a residence.

Polices say detectives arrived on-scene and recognized the location and suspect description from a recent report of suspicious activities in which a female approached a homeowner and claimed she would be receiving a package at the home in question due to a mix-up and to please call her when it arrives.

In the police statement, officials said the homeowner retrieved the delivered package from the porch upon its delivery and then observed the same female approach the property looking for it, including opening the homeowner’s mailbox. Detectives found that the name on the package matched neither the female suspect nor the homeowner. 

The package was found to contain a credit card that was in neither the suspect nor the homeowner’s name, as was a box that was delivered on the previous date. The female suspect was arrested and her vehicle was impounded, according to police. 

A search of the vehicle revealed a second package taken the same day from a nearby residence. This package also contained a credit card that was in neither the suspect nor the homeowner’s name. 

Police said Ms. Betty Corniel, 30, of Paramus arrested and charged with two counts of Attempted Credit Card Theft and one count of Credit Card Theft.

Detectives are continuing to investigate to determine if additional charges are warranted. Ms. Corniel was released on a summons in accordance with bail reform guidelines.