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Jersey City man buys $10,000 hardwood floor with fake credit card from Paramus: Police

A Jersey City man turned himself in Monday, May 9, after police said he used a fake credit card to buy thousands of dollars worth of goods in New Jersey and Nebraska.

A three-month investigation led police to Kyle Halsey, 32, who they believe used a stolen credit card and fake ID to buy $10,000 of hardwood flooring from Carpet World on Route 17 in Paramus on Feb. 10, Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said. .

The flooring was delivered to a storage unit in Ho Ho Kus by a legitimate delivery service that was not involved in the fraud, according to the chef.

The investigation took a turn in March when Wesley McVay of the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department in Nebraska told Paramus Police Detective Joshua Capizzi that a $30,000 Toro Skid Steer tractor had been purchased with the same false identification used in the Carpet World case, police said.

Police linked the information to Halsey, who also ran a business called Humble King Home Improvements, they said. The flooring was never found, but the tractor was, after police tracked down the person who bought it from Halsey with a bank check, Chief Ehrenberg said.

Halsey was charged with credit card fraud, theft by deception and theft of personal property.

He was handed over to the Ho Ho Kus Police Department to face additional charges.

This investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Josh Capizzi at 201-262-3400.

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