FRANKLIN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police in Franklin, New Jersey, have issued a warrant for a woman who allegedly stole thousands of dollars from multiple victims who thought they were buying NFL game packages.
Police said a woman contacted them and reported that Alicia Pallozzi had given the impression that she had NFL game packages through MetLife Stadium and her husband’s place of business – the Institute of Culinary Education – available for sale for cash.
The victim said Pallozzi had advertised the tickets on Facebook and other social media outlets, police said.
The victim said she paid Pallozzi $1,600 in cash on Sept. 18 after making arrangements through Facebook and text, police said.
But it turned out that Pallozzi’s husband did not work for the Culinary Institute, and would not have the authority to sell the tickets provided by the institute even if they had provided them to him, police said.
Multiple other victims later came forward, suffering losses ranging from $100 to thousands of dollars, police said.
Pallozzi is also known as Alicia Kurtyka and Alicia Kaegi, police said. She is occupying a silver Chevrolet Traverse with New Jersey registration, and regularly visits Maryland and Milford, Pennsylvania, police said.
She is currently believed to be visiting family in Maryland, police said.
Pallozzi is charged in a warrant with theft by deception. The bail on the warrant is $20,000, police said.
She also has an outstanding warrant out of Pequannock Township, police said.
Anyone who has experienced similar incidents is asked to contact Franklin police Detective Nevin J. Mattessich at (973) 827-7700 ext. 231, or email@example.com, or Detective Robert Vander Ploeg at (973) 827-7700 ext. 237, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or their local police agency.