ATLANTIC CITY — Five men, including two from the city, were charged with identity theft after using $11,900 worth of gift cards purchased at a casino with a stolen credit card, police said Thursday.
Security at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa contacted police June 13 about potential credit card fraud at the property, police said in a news release. Detectives and Borgata security found a credit card was opened under the name of a man from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, without his knowledge.
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William Newhart, 41, of Philadelphia, used the card to buy 81 gift cards at the casino totaling $11,900, police said. Newhart gave out the gift cards to four others: Salvatore Tomazzolli, 42, of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania; Daniel Glick, 37, of Atlantic City; Edwin Rivera, 43, of Atlantic City; and Keith Mruzinski, 24, of New Brunswick.
The gift cards were used at several stores in the casino, police said.
All five men also were charged with theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy. Newhart, Glick, Rivera and Mruzinski were additionally charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.
Each was released on a summons with a future court date.