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Former Area Fire Hero Indicted on Burglary, Theft and Fraud Charges

An area man who was once cited as a hero for rescuing a woman from a burning building has been indicted on credit card theft, fraud and burglary charges stemming from June and July incidents in Shrewsbury and Red Bank.

Robert Womble, 53, of 33 Evergreen Terrace, Red Bank, was arrested in Shrewsbury in July and charged with credit card theft and fraud after he allegedly stole American Express, Sunoco and Visa cards from someone on July 1 and used them between July 2 and 3 to "obtain money, goods or services or anything else of value from Super Save Market and/or Exxon Super Save Market and/or Red Bank Shell," according to the indictment, signed by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.

Womble was also indicted on two counts of burglary and two counts of theft of moveable property after he was arrested on charges that he allegedly burglarized two cars in Red Bank: one on June 4, from which he allegedly stole $1,160 in cash; and another on June 10, from which he allegedly stole a cell phone and cash valued at $700, the indictment said.

The burglary and theft of moveable property charges are third-degree crimes; and the credit card theft and fraudulent use of a credit card charges are fourth- and third-degree crimes, respectively.

* An indictment does not constitute a conviction.

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