This Is Why All Of Those Police Were In Camden Tuesday

Delaware State Police have apprehended two individuals, 31-year-old Richard Morgan from Jamaica, New York, and 31-year-old Trevin Griffith from Rosedale, New York, on charges of identity theft among other felonies.

Officials said the arrests occurred following an incident on March 26, 2024, when law enforcement officials were called to the Music and Arts Specialty Store located at 3443 South Dupont Highway in Camden around 1:00 p.m. The call was in response to reports of two men attempting to make purchases with stolen identification and counterfeit credit cards police said.

Upon the troopers’ arrival, they observed Morgan and Griffith exiting the store. During the process of detaining the suspects, Griffith fled across Dupont Highway, discarding items believed to be fraudulent credit cards from his pocket police said. He was subsequently apprehended a short time later.

A search in the vicinity where Griffith discarded the items led to the discovery of a counterfeit credit card. Further investigation, including a review of the store’s surveillance footage and searches around the premises, resulted in the finding of another fake credit card and identification hidden in a trash dumpster and beneath a vehicle, which Morgan attempted to discard police said.

Morgan was transported to Troop 3, where he faced multiple charges, including Identity Theft, Possession of Tools Facilitating Identity Theft (four counts), Attempted Theft over $1,500, Attempted Unlawful Use of Fictitious Payment Card over $1,500, Tampering with Evidence, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Following his arraignment by Justice of the Peace Court 2, Morgan was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $38,000 secured bond.

Griffith also faced several charges upon being taken to Troop 3, including Identity Theft, Possession of Tools Facilitating Identity Theft (three counts), Attempted Theft over $1,500, Attempted Unlawful Use of Fictitious Payment Card over $1,500, Tampering with Evidence, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Crossing At Other Than a Crosswalk. After his arraignment by Justice of the Peace Court 2, Griffith was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution with a $37,000 secured bond.

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