Borgata Hotel and Casino

Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

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.

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.

Contact: 609-272-7241

mbilinski@pressofac.com

Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Load comments