Police: 2 teens scam NJ motel out of $3,900

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Two teens face theft charges after they allegedly pretended to be placed in a southern New Jersey motel by a social services agency and then ran up a bill of $3,900.

Authorities tell the Asbury Park Press that a woman claiming to work for Ocean County Social Services called a Long Beach Township motel last August and requested a room for a couple and their child.

The motel owner agreed to house them for two weeks, but later learned that the woman who had made the arrangements did not work for the nonprofit.

Long Beach police determined that 19-year-old Joshua Walton of Barnegat and a 17-year-old girl had stayed in the room. Both were charged with theft by deception.

A phone number for Walton could not be located Saturday

Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com

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