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Man steals car from grandmother, sells for heroin

Arthur J. Garlick, 22
Arthur J. Garlick, 22, stole grandmother’s car for heroin

You really have to be a lowdown criminal to steal from a church. But when you steal your grandmother’s car from the church, it brings it to a whole new low. That is exactly what Arthur J. Garlick, 22, of Wyckoff, New Jersey, did to his grandmother who was doing duty as an election poll worker.

According to police, Garlick stole his grandmother’s 1999 Lincoln Town Car from the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church on election day. He then went to Patterson, New Jersey, and admitted to police that he sold the car for $200 and another $150 in heroin. The theft of the car was easy because Garlick lived with his grandmother and had an extra set of keys. Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox said, “This crime highlights the ever growing heroin addiction problem recently called an “absolute epidemic” by the Bergen County Prosecutor. Sadly, persons addicted will let nothing stand in their way to obtain heroin; even thefts from family members.”

Garlick was arrested and charged with third degree auto theft and released on his own recognizance.

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