Busted! Scammer tried to steal from Pamela Anderson, NJ cops say
Nutley police say a cell phone store employee fraudulently purchased at least 13 phones using phony account information — including that of actress Pamela Anderson.
According to police, on Dec. 13, an employee of the Franklin Avenue wireless store reported thousands of dollars worth of equipment was missing.
Nutley Detective Tom Perrota charged Timothy Mangione, 39, of Union, with three counts of forgery and three counts of theft by deception, police said, alleging he added cell phones and lines to three victims' accounts — including 10 iPhones and three Samsung phones.
Among the victims was Anderson — which was how the matter came the to the store owner's attention, police said.
The total taken amounted to more than $8,500, according to police. Nutley police are also investigating to determine whether there are any other victims.