(Source: By Jennifer Bogdan, The Press of Atlantic City, Pleasantville, N.J. (MCT) – A Roosevelt, N.Y., man was arrested Saturday and charged with credit card fraud after an Atlantic City police officer recognized him while responding to a call.
Officers Andrew Jaques and William Herrerias responded to a call regarding a fight at the Marriott Hotel on Saturday. Upon arrival, the officers determined it was a minor dispute, but Jaques recognized one of the men involved from a wanted flier distributed last month.
Gerry Rodriquez, 26, was taken into custody and charged with credit card fraud in connection with a July 18 incident at the A Time for Wine store in the Tropicana Casino and Resort. Rodriquez directed an employee to manually enter a transaction for $2,000 of wine and alcohol after the credit card being used was denied.
When the owner, Janet Markowitz, later called the credit card company to confirm the transaction, she was told the card was fraudulent. Fliers depicting the man were distributed based on video surveillance from the incident.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Atlantic City Police Department at 347-5766. Information can be called in anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 652-1234.
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