Woman Had Drugs in Car, Stole From Bank, Cops Say
Hackettstown woman stopped for motor vehicle violation had illegal drugs in car and warrant for defrauding bank, police report.
A motorist's broken license plate light led to her arrest by both the Hackettstown and Washington Township police departments on charges of drug possession and stealing from a bank, authorities said.
Megan Harvey, 26, of Hackettstown was stopped Saturday night by Hackettstown Police for the motor vehicle violation, Sgt. Darren Tynan said.
During an investigation, police learned Harvey was in possession of two suboxone pills, two hypodermic needles and three empty heroin wrappers, Tynan said.
When Hackettstown Police arrested her, they learned Harvey had a warrant out for her arrest in Washington Township.
On multiple occasions Harvey made fraudulent ATM deposits at the Tri-Co Bank on Rt. 46 in Washington Township, then withdrew the funds, leading to a total loss of $700 at the bank, Lt. Art Adams said.
The bank first reported the fraudulent activity on Dec. 14, 2012, and it was turned over to Detective Sgt. Christopher Bratus for investigation, Adams said.
On Feb. 28, 2013, an arrest warrant was issued for Harvey, Adams said.
Harvey was charged with third degree theft, possession of controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needles, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, maintenance of lamps and having a cracked windshield.
Bail for Harvey was set at $10,000 with a 10-percent option from Washington Township, which she posted; she also posted a $1,500 bail stemming from the Hackettstown drug possession arrest.
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