Resident was triple-scammed victim: NPD

A Nutley man says he was the victim of identity theft after someone allegedly applied for two car loans and a job in his name, the Nutley Police Department said.

The victim told police a credit union contacted him to inform him someone sought a $40,000 car loan in his name. The victim told the credit union he’d never applied for a car loan — and the application for it was immediately canceled.

When the victim checked his credit report afterward, he learned there were two more unauthorized checks on his credit — one for another car loan and another for an employment application.

The victim registered with the federal identity theft database, according to the NPD.

Meanwhile, the NPD released the following reports of incidents that took place between Nov. 15 and Nov. 20:

Nov. 15 

Porfirio Abreuramos, 27, of Newark, was arrested on two outstanding warrants — one from East Windsor and one from Newark — following a motor-vehicle stop. Police said Abreuramos was also issued summonses charging him with driving on a suspended license and failure to notify the MVC of an address change. He was released on his own recognizance, pending court.

Nov. 16 

• A motorcycle was stolen on River Road, according to police. The motorcycle’s owner told police he had the only key to the grey and black bike that had a single Massachusetts license plate on it.

• Kathleen Dunleavy, 43, of Nutley, was arrested and charged with drunken driving and was issued a summons charging her with speeding, following a motor-vehicle stop. Dunleavy was processed without incident and released on her own recognizance, pending court.

Nov. 20 

A resident reported being the victim of fraud after he learned someone attempted to transfer $1,950 from his checking account to another account. The victim told police his bank contacted him before the transfer was approved. Ultimately, the transaction was canceled, the NPD said.

Nov. 22 

Police are investigating a burglary at an East Centre St. commercial building where three suspects gained entry to the building by cutting holes in the building’s roof between 1 and 5 a.m.

Police said they reviewed surveillance video and have captured the images of three young men who are believed to be responsible for the break-in.

Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call the Nutley Police Department at 973-284-4940 or to text the anonymous tip hotline with information at 274637 using the keyword NPDTIPS.

– Kevin Canessa Jr. 

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