RUMSON, FAIR HAVEN: THEFT SPREE ALLEGED

HOT-TOPIC_01A Red Bank man was indicted Friday for a spending spree financed by credit cards stolen from cars in Rumson and Fair Haven, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office said.

Carl W. Bergen, 53, of 59 William Street, broke into four vehicles in the two towns over the course of a year, beginning in May, 2014, according to the 16-count indictment.

The indictment alleges Bergen bought two iPads at Target in Middletown using credit cards stolen from cars in Rumson. The purchases occurred the same day as the burglaries — one last November, and the second April, the document alleges.

Using a card obtained in the November burglary, Bergen is also alleged to have bought headphones and clothing at a Kohl’s store. A third burglary yielded unidentified items from Kohl’s and a GNC store in Middletown and Holmdel, according to the allegations.

The burglaries also netted cash and personal items worth hundreds of dollars, the indictment claims.

Bergen faces counts of theft, burglary and fraudulent use of credit cards.