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Rochelle Park Police Crash Bogus ID Shopping Spree

Bria Williams
Bria Williams Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy ROCHELLE PARK PD

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. -- A Brooklyn woman went on a Bergen County shopping spree using bogus IDs and credit cards out of Texas and Florida before Rochelle Park police grabbed her, authorities said Monday.

Bria Williams, 24, was on her way out of a local jewelry store when Officers Ryan Burke and Nick Mercoun, alerted by the owner, took her into custody around 6 p.m. Saturday, Detective Sgt. Jim DePreta said.

Williams moments earlier tried financing a $1,500 set of diamond earrings with a bogus Texas credit card and driver's license, DePreta said.

Williams was carrying other phony licenses and cards, as well as retail receipts "indicating that she spent the weekend visiting local shopping malls while opening credit accounts in unsuspecting victims' names," he said.

A judge ordered her released without bail pending an appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on charges of forgery, criminal attempt at theft by deception, possession of stolen credit cards, possession of falsely embossed credit cards, trafficking of personal identifying information, impersonation, exhibiting false government documents, and possession of false government documents.

"Detectives are working to identify additional victims and frauds," DePreta said.

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