Police officers recently arrested the owner of a Lyndhurst NJ diner who allegedly stole more than $138,000 via the fraudulent use of credit cards.
The suspect is a 46-year-old resident of Paramus, New Jersey. He owns the Schuyler Diner, which is located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect committed the theft offenses on at least four occasions when he charged purchases on his credit cards. The suspect later reported the credit cards as stolen and said that the charges were illegitimate.
The majority of the suspect’s purchases on the credit cards were reportedly made at Restaurant Depot stores. These are stores that provide food service supplies, which the suspect allegedly used for his diner in Lyndhurst.
According to authorities, the suspect’s fraudulent credit card purchases totaled more than $138K.
Police opened an investigation after the suspect reported that his credit cards were stolen in June 2014, which was shortly after the purchases were made. Detectives with both the Paramus Police Department and the Bogota Police Department conducted an investigation and eventually arrested the suspect.
The suspect has been charged with multiple crimes, including theft, hindering apprehension, and making false statements to authorities.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect secured his release from police custody on his own recognizance.
For additional information about this case, see the Wyckoff Patch article, “Bergen Diner Owner Bilked Credit Card Companies Out of $138K: Police.”