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NJ man faces multiple charges in Bethlehem

Contributed photo Gurjinder Singh, 30
September 10, 2018 12:33 am

BETHLEHEM — A 30-year-old man was arrested by the Bethlehem Police Department following extradition from New Jersey, according to a statement from police.

Gurijinder Singh, 30, of Stratford, New Jersey, was arrested Monday, Sept. 3, in connection with charges originally filed against him in March of this year.

Singh was originally arrested by Bethlehem Police on March 16, 2018, and was charged with false personation and unlawfully dealing with a child. The charges stemmed from an initiative by the police department to curb underage drinking.

Police accused Singh of selling alcohol to a minor while he was working at the Glenmont Mobil. Police also say he provided a fraudulent name at the time of his arrest.

Singh was released by Bethlehem Police on March 16 after his arraignment, when he posted $500 cash bail.

Two days later, on March 18, Singh then became a suspect in a grand larceny “for stealing several thousand dollars from the Glenmont Mobil where he worked,” according to a statement from Bethlehem Police.

Police said at the time that after taking the money, Singh left the Mobil station, leaving the business unattended.

A warrant was issued for Singh’s arrest and Bethlehem Police were looking for him since that time. He was arrested by the Burlington County New Jersey Sheriff’s Department in August, waived extradition in Burlington County Court, and was returned to Bethlehem, according to police.

He was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of a bench warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of unlawfully dealing with a child, false personation, a misdemeanor count of third-degree bail jumping and one felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny.

Singh was remanded to the Albany County Jail in lieu of $15,000.