Credit Card Fraud Suspect Arrested at Local Photography Store

Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Jahshan Gilgeours (21) of Queens Village, N.J. for credit card theft and criminal attempt to commit theft on March 6, 2021.


On March 5, 2021, the Fairfield police were contacted by representatives of Unique Photo, located on Route 46 West, in regards to a suspected fraudulent on line credit card purchase of a Canon M200 camera, valued at approximately $650.00. It is alleged that Gilgeours had contacted the store and, as payment for the camera, he provided a Mastercard credit card number belonging to another individual. The store contacted the credit card’s owner and they confirmed that they never authorized the purchase of this camera. Gilgeours stated he would be coming into the store later that same day to pick up the camera.


Based upon this information, Fairfield detectives conducted a preliminary background investigation of Gilgeours and obtained a photo that indicated he had a tattoo on the left side of his face. Detectives conducted undercover surveillance at the store during the times it was open, but the suspect never showed up. The store then contacted Mr. Gilgeours and he now stated he would be in to pick up the camera the following day.


On March 6, 2021, at approximately 1:30 PM, store employees contacted the police department as an individual was at the store attempting to pick up the camera. Officers were dispatched to the store and allegedly found that Gilgeours was the individual attempting to pick up the camera. The officers observed a tattoo on the left side of his face and that the other physical descriptors matched. He was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters, and charged.


He was eventually released on his own recognizance with a pending appearance in the Superior Court on April 7, 2021.


The case was investigated by Detective Sergeant Michael Nyhuis and Officer Nicholas Cocchi.


(It should be noted that the charges against Gilgeours are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)



Authorized by: Chief Anthony Manna



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