Christopher Lang, Correspondent, @topherlang2, Mar 2, 2018 | MonroeNow
East Brunswick police arrested three individuals last month believed to be members of a Florida-based gang that is suspected of stealing bank information, and who may have committed a similar act in Monroe.
Police credit an “observant bank employee,” who notified authorities about suspicious activity by a woman at the Provident Bank at the Rues Lane Shopping Center in East Brunswick.
The employee, according to police, allege that a female “in a black SUV was attempting to cash a fraudulent check at the drive up teller window,” on Feb. 15 at approximately 3 p.m.
Police responded to the bank, according to the report, to find the woman, Cynthia Wright, 50, of Caldwell, Texas, who allegedly fled the area, and hitting the bank in the process.
Police reported they briefly chased the vehicle before it stopped because of a flat tire. Wright and a passenger, Claude Eugene, 32, of Houston, Texas, were arrested near Racetrack and Rodney roads, police said. A third person, Cornelius Renrick, 26, of Boyton Beach, Fla., was also later arrested based on interviews by detectives.
Police linked the alleged incident to similar ones that happened in Monroe Township on Feb 15 and an attempted bank fraud in Spotswood.
The suspects are believed to be members or associates of the Felony Lane Gang, which allegedly attempts to steal money from a bank while possessing stolen bank and personal documents.
All three were charged. Though, police didn’t not detail the charges of Boyton in a statement, Wright and Eugene were charged with identity theft, eluding police, forgery, theft by deception, possession of burglar tools, and possession of stolen property. They were sent to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center.