It is not clear what should have tipped off authorities first: the fact that postman Naquan Wilson drove a Maserati or that he was called the “Sock Man” because he carried a stack of credit cards around in a sock at the mall. Whatever did it, Wilson, 28, was arrested and charged with stealing dozens of credit cards from the mail and using them to buy designer clothing and other luxury goods. He was charged along with girlfriend, 33-year-old Shantavia Davis, who is an NYPD schools safety officer.
Wilson was pilfering the cards at his Long Island post office and arrested after his shift Tuesday night. At the time, he had six stolen credit cards on him and a Maserati in the parking lot. Police believe he had 30 stolen cards. It is telling that these stores at The Mall at Short Hills did not seem to care that a person they dubbed “the Sock Man” would pull out a stack of cards from a sock to by luxury items.
Wilson was not reported by any of these stores but rather discovered after credit card holders complained about thefts. Assuming that someone was stealing the cards in the mail, I presume detectives were drawn to the mailman with the Maserati.