Police say the couple was using a cell phone with no subscriber information in an attempt to lend credibility to a story of identity theft.
Mt. Laurel Police have arrested a Mt. Laurel couple in relation to terroristic threats, false public alarms (involving bomb threats, hostage situations, or persons armed with a deadly weapon) and misuse of the 911 system.
According to Mt. Laurel Police, during the course of several months police have responded to multiple 911 calls directed at a residence on the 700 block of Oswego Court.
Police say the majority of the calls were abandoned 911 calls, with residents Kevin T. Clark, age 41, and Michelle W. Wolf, age 40, stating that they did not make the calls.
Police say the couple said they believed they were being targeted by an unknown person for an unknown reason.
According to police, investigators determined the calls were placed using a cell phone that had no subscriber information associated with it, however, the phone was still capable of making 911 calls.
Police say that approximately a week ago the nature of the calls began to become more serious and more frequent.
Police say the caller reported fires, pipe bombs in the area and other crimes in progress.
On Jan. 26, police executed a search warrant at the residence of Clark and Wolf.
Due to the investigation, police have arrested Clark and Wolf, with Clark charged with seven counts of terroristic threats, 15 counts of false public alarms (involving bomb threats, hostage situations, or persons armed with a deadly weapon) and 58 counts of misuse of the 911 system.
According to Police, Clark was committed to the Burlington County Jail.
Police say Wolf was charged with conspiracy to commit the same crimes and released pending a court hearing.
According to police, the motive for this crime appears to be financial, with police noting that Wolf has an large amount of credit card debt.
Police say the duo were attempting to create a story where Wolf’s identity had been stolen, with identity thieves targeting her with 911 calls, which would require police to respond and hopefully lend credibility to a story of excessive fraudulent credit card use.
According to police, the couple believed their 911 calls would be untraceable due to the age of the cell phone and the phone having no subscriber information associated.