Photographer Boyd A. Loving was at the scene of the arrest.
The defendant, Keith Miller, 40, had his SUV parked outside the CVS when police arrived at the Rock Road lot shortly before noon on Tuesday, June 6.
Officer Andrew Magro arrested Miller, who Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said had six bogus temporary vehicle registrations with him at the time.
The sale of phony temp plates has increased rapidly, Ackermann noted.
"Drivers use fake and fraudulent temp tags for a variety of reasons," the chief said, "including to drive without car insurance, to avoid sales tax on car purchases and bills for tolls and tickets, and to commit more serious crimes in cars with license plates that aren’t connected to their name and address.
"Fake and fraudulent temp tags have been used during robberies, shootings, and hit-and-runs," Ackermann emphasized.
Miller, of the Middlesex County community of Iselin, was charged with unlawfully selling fraudulent government documents and was released pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing in Hackensack, the chief said.
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