Police have identified a man suspected of using a credit card to make unauthorized purchases of merchandise in the Toms River area.
A $40,000 arrest warrant for forgery has been issued for David Byrnes, 47, whose last known residence was the 3400 block of Bridge Avenue in Point Pleasant, the Toms River Police Department said in a release.
“We believe that there is a likelihood that he continues to be involved in criminal activity. He is believed to be in the Toms River or Brick area. He frequents the Ocean County Mall and other local retail establishments. He has also been seen at retail establishments in the Berkeley Township section of Holiday City,” police said in the release.
Numerous tips led to the identification of Byrnes, who is described as 5-feet, 7-inches tall and 160 pounds, according to police.
Police allege that Byrnes used a credit card, reported by a 45-year-old woman as either lost or stolen at Walmart or CVS in Toms River, to make 11 fraudulent purchases at multiple retail stores in the Toms River and Brick area.
Anyone with information about Byrnes is asked to contact the Toms River Police Department at (732) 349-0150.