Less than 24 hours after releasing the photo of a man suspected of using a woman’s lost debit card to buy items at stores in Brick and Toms River, police say they’ve caught their man.
Mike Mathioudakis, 34, of Brookside Drive in Toms River, was charged Brick Police Detective Gregory Mullarkey with unauthorized use of a debit card.
“Due to numerous tips received from concerned citizens, the Brick Township Police Department was able to identify, locate, and arrest the subject in less than 24 hours,” Sgt. Henry Drew said in a statement. “Cases like this emphasize the importance of the police/citizen relationship, and the Brick Township Police Department would like to thank everyone who assisted with this investigation.”
Mathioudakis was processed and released on a criminal summons with a pending court date. Additional charges are expected upon review of the case by the Ocean County Prosecutors office. A photo of Mathioudakis was not available.