Little Egg Harbor man tries pulling a fast one on Lakehurst Police at traffic stop
A Little Egg Harbor man who gave Lakehurst Police phony insurance cards not once, but twice is also arrested just as many times.
After being stopped for having a suspended registration March 20 around 6:40 pm Michael Capriotti, 55, gave police his insurance card, which was altered.
Police say the driver of a 2007 Suzuki had cut off the effective and expiration dates and then glued on different dates to try and make his card appear valid.
An investigation also discovered that Capriotti was driving with a suspended license.
Police arrested Capriotti and impounded his car for being uninsured and for having a suspended license.
He was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released on summonses.
Capriotti was charged with possessing a fraudulent motor vehicle insurance card and numerous motor vehicle tickets including operating while suspended, suspended registration, uninsured motorist, and failure to exhibit documents.
Two days later on March 22 he did the same thing last week...but this time in the police station.
He was there to get his car from the impound lot.
While seeing the clerk at the counter, he handed over a copy of an insurance card that looked suspicious.
The clerk brought it over to an officer who in turn placed Capriotti under arrest...again after the insurance card was found to be a photocopy of the altered insurance card he was arrested for two days earlier.
Capriotti was then charged with Presenting a False Insurance card.
He was processed and transported to the Ocean County Jail.
The public is reminded that all criminal charges are merely accusations and all subjects are innocent until proven guilty.
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