BOONTON TOWNSHIP — Luis Casado-Antuna, 23, of Jersey City was arrested on Wednesday, July 29 after a weeklong investigation into multiple reports of identity theft.
Casado-Antuna was charged with one count of attempted theft by deception and one count of possession of false government identification.
Police received multiple reports of identity theft over a several-week period that produced a similar pattern: The suspect(s) would fraudulently obtain a resident’s personal information and use it to purchase merchandise. The suspect(s) also manufactured false identification containing the personal information in an apparent attempt to claim merchandise packages before they shipped to the residence.
Police took a report from a resident who claimed they found fraudulent activity on a personal account and a shipment of iPhones was ordered in their name.
A surveillance detail at the residence and shortly after 2:30 p.m, less than five minutes after the package was delivered, Casado-Antuna arrived at the residence in a motor vehicle in an apparent attempt to steal the package, which was on the resident’s front doorstep, the report stated.