Former Wawa gas attendant accused of stealing thousands of dollars from customers

Prosecutors say Patrick Brown used a device attached to his personal phone to swipe customers credit or debit cards at the Wawa on Route 9 north back in August 2023.

Lanette Espy

Apr 24, 2024, 5:17 PM

Updated 31 days ago

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A former gas attendant at a Wawa in Monmouth County is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from customers.
In August 2023, prosecutors say Patrick Brown, 48, used a device attached to his personal phone to swipe customers' credit or debit cards at the Wawa on Route 9 north, funneling hundreds of dollars at a time into his own bank account before using the card to pay for the legitimate orders of gasoline.
Brown, of Newark, was charged a week after the crime happened and is now facing a 52-count indictment. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 6 in Monmouth County Superior Court.
Brown was charged with 13 counts each of third-degree credit card fraud, third-degree false uttering, third-degree theft and fourth-degree credit card theft.
Anyone with information about Brown's activities or anyone who believes they may have been a victim is asked to contact Sgt. Foley at 732-252-1950 or sfoley@twp.freehold.nj.us.
News 12 New Jersey reached out to Wawa for comment but has not heard back.


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