CVP EXCLUSIVE: A Florida man was being held on $100,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail after authorities discovered that he wasn’t a juvenile, as he’d claimed, while being arrested by Ridgefield Park police as part of a credit card fraud ring.
Robert Ellis Norris, 22 ( top left, above ), was at the Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center in Teterboro when authorities discovered his true identity, Ridgefield Park Polie Capt. Daniel Hippe told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
He was immediately charged and brought to the county jail, Hippe said.
Norris was in a car with three other Florida men when a village officer pulled over their Dodge Caravan on Route 46 last Thursday because the driver was talking on a cellphone, the captain said.
They detected the odor of burnt marijuana, obtained consent to search the van and found credit cards, driver’s licenses and checkbooks belonging to more than a dozen other people, Hippe said.
Held on $100,000 bail in the county jail were Adonis Shinholster, 21 ( top right, above ), Jerrard Green, 24 ( bottom right ), and Jermaine Armstrong, 19 ( bottom left ).
Like them, Norris is charged with wrongful impersonation and credit card theft. Police also charged him with hindering for providing a fake ID.
Shinholster also was charged with carrying a small amount of marijuana.
Village police contacted law enforcement authorities in Florida to help them determine the source and scope of the thefts.
MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
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