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LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS/AP) – Authorities say a Lower Township, New Jersey man used his dead former roommate’s government benefits card to collect more than $300. Cape May County prosecutors say Richard Montgomery faces a theft by deception charge. It wasn’t known Wednesday if the 66-year-old Lower Township man has retained an attorney.

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Montgomery allegedly used the benefits card of a former roommate, who had been dead since last July. Authorities did not disclose how they learned of the alleged theft, but did say more arrests could be coming.

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Prosecutors say Montgomery’s arrest was made as the result of a joint investigation into theft from benefit cards and the misuse of temporary housing provided through “Code Blue” cold weather alerts.

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