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Jersey City Man Buys $10K Worth of Wood Flooring with Stolen Credit Card, Fake ID

A Jersey City man turned himself in after allegedly using a stolen credit card and fake identification to purchase $10,000 worth of wood flooring from Carpet World in Paramus, N.J., the Daily Voice reported.

The wood flooring was purchased Feb. 10 and delivered to a storage unit in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. The delivery company was not involved in the scam, according to the report. The crack in the Paramus Police’s months-long investigation came in March when the Sarpy County, Neb., Sheriff’s Department reported a $30,000 tractor being purchased with the same flagged fake identification used to purchase the wood flooring from Carpet World in February.

Police in Paramus were eventually led to Kyle Halsey, 32, who ran “Humble King Home Improvements.” Halsey was charged with credit card fraud, theft by deception and theft of moveable property. 

The wood flooring purchased with the stolen credit card was not recovered, but the tractor was later traced to someone who purchased it from Halsey with a bank check and was recovered, according to the report.

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