Hoboken sanitation worker suspended after alleged credit card theft, marijuana possession

A Hoboken city sanitation worker was accused of allegedly finding a local woman’s lost credit card and using it to run up $390 in illegal charges, the Hoboken Police Department said in a press release.
In the release, Sgt. Edgardo Cruz said on May 16 a woman reported that she had lost her credit card and someone had used it – racking up $390 “from various businesses in town.”
Through an investigation, Det. David Dimartino determined that city sanitation worker Deeon Walker, 28, of Hoboken, allegedly found the lost credit card and made the purchases, the press release said.
“It was also determined that these purchases were [allegedly] made while he was on duty as a City of Hoboken sanitation employee,” Cruz said in the media release.
According to officials, Walker was arrested on Friday, May 20 around 3 p.m. at Pier A Park while on duty and a search discovered he also allegedly had marijuana in his possession.
In all, Walker was charged with credit card theft, unlawful credit card use, theft of property lost or mislaid, theft by deception, and possession of marijuana under 50 grams.
City spokesman Juan Melli said Friday that Walker has been “suspended without pay pending the finality of the disciplinary action for removal.” – SR

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