On August 28, 2016, Manchester Township Police Officer Mark Micciulla took a report involving the theft of a credit card as well as its fraudulent use at four separate locations in and around Manchester Township. These unauthorized fraudulent charges took place at the Manchester ShopRite, Hall’s Gulf Service Station, Lakehurst Dunkin Donuts, and Wawa in Toms River.

While conducting the initial investigation, Patrolman Micciulla was able to obtain video surveillance from one of the businesses were the credit card was fraudulently used. A review of the video surveillance revealed the suspect’s image. The case was then assigned to Detective Guker for follow-up investigation during which time he was able to identify the suspect as, 37-year-old, Irene Holguin, of Pines Street in the Borough of Lakehurst.

On October 25, 2016, Detective Guker arrested Holguin and charged her with theft of a credit card, fraudulent use of a credit card, forgery, and identity theft. She was processed on the charges and released pending a court appearance.