On May 28th 2020, a Newtown Township resident reported that several weeks prior, they had mailed a utility bill with an attached personal check for the balance of approximately $180.00. The resident was later notified by their bank that the check had been altered and deposited for $3700.00 into a bank account unrelated to the utility company.
The Newtown Township Police Department conducted an investigation in conjunction with the United States Postal Service and the Limerick Township Police Department. Through the investigation several additional victims were identified.
As a result, arrest warrants were issued for Julius Logan (Atlantic City, NJ), Lamir Carson (Newark, NJ) and Tyric Butler (New York, NY) for their involvement in the fraudulent activity. All three individuals have been charged with identity theft, forgery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, theft by deception, access device fraud, computer trespass, unlawful use of a computer as well as conspiring to commit these crimes.