Cops: Undercover Sting Nabs Toms River Woman Selling Stolen Eye Exam Machine

Police: Pair tried to sell stolen piece of equipment on Craigslist

Amy Morgan (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Amy Morgan (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Hindsight may be 20-20 for local couple who police say hatched a plan to re-sell eye exam equipment that was allegedly stolen.

Fritzley Francois, 26, of Lakewood, and Amy Morgan, 29, of Toms River, have each been charged by Lakewood police with theft, receiving stolen property and fencing.

Police began investigating the case Thursday after a receiving a call from a Ventura Drive resident reporting a Phoroptor, valued at $2,500, had been stolen after it was delivered to his doorstep. The resident told police that he received a call from a seller of medical equipment in New York City, who said he had just gotten off the phone with someone attempting to sell him back the Phoroptor, which had just been shipped.

Police set up a sting after seeing the same equipment up for sale – the same day – on the classified ad site Craigslist for $1,200.

Detective Jason Pederson, posing as a local eye doctor, set up a meeting with the seller at a convenience store on New Hampshire Avenue that night, where the deal went down and the suspected sellers, Fancois and Morgan, were arrested, police said.

Francois' bail was set at $22,500 and Morgan's bail $15,000, according to police. Both were being lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
BN January 11, 2014 at 08:19 AM
Fritzley Francois? Sounds like a character from a Philip Marlowe novel.
grace January 12, 2014 at 03:59 PM
hahahahaha @ BN
clepto January 26, 2014 at 03:57 AM
That's crazy I know this girl would have never thought she would do something like that...things change I guess good luck Amy u will get probation
Mister Matt February 01, 2014 at 04:22 PM
There are very few things lower than a thief.


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