Two Passaic County sheriff’s detectives who tracked down and arrested a Paterson man wanted on a probation violation found him carrying 19 bogus credit cards, three phony health insurance cards and more, authorities said.
Warrant Squad Detectives Scott Stracco and Louis Pagan seized 29-year-old Jean C. Santana on Auburn Street early Tuesday for violating probation by being caught with a weapon, shoplifting and receiving stolen property, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said.
During the arrest, they found him with the cards, which also included a state Department of Human Services “families first” debit card and several gift cards in other people’s names, the sheriff said.
He also was carrying a driver’s license in another city resident’s name and was wanted on a shoplifting warrant, Berdnik said.
Detectives charged Santana with several counts of credit card theft and carrying a false government document and sent him to the Passaic County Jail to await a court hearing.
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