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Category Archives: Fraud Offenses

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Fair Lawn, NJ Woman Admits Tax Fraud

Posted in Fraud Offenses
Tax Preparer in Fair Lawn Gets Prison for Helping Clients Claim Phony Deductions on Tax Returns A woman from Fair Lawn, New Jersey will be going to prison after she pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges connected to her tax preparation company. The defendant in the case was 43-year-old Shirley Arias (who also goes by… Continue Reading

Fort Lee Police Arrest Suspect Accused of Money Laundering

Posted in Fraud Offenses
Police in Fort Lee, New Jersey recently arrested a NY man after they allegedly found him hiding $50,000 in cash in his motor vehicle. The suspect is a 50-year-old man from New York City. According to authorities, the suspect was the subject of an illegal drug distribution investigation launched by Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office detectives.… Continue Reading

Edgewater NJ Couple Charged with Sales Tax Evasion

Posted in Fraud Offenses
A husband and wife who live in Edgewater NJ were recently arrested and charged with several theft and fraud offenses for allegedly stealing in excess of one million dollars. The suspects, a 33-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, are from Edgewater in Bergen County, New Jersey. The couple operates Sunrise Motors Inc., a used car… Continue Reading

Ridgewood NJ Police Look for Suspects in Parking Ticket Scam

Posted in Fraud Offenses
The Ridgewood Police Department is warning local residents about a parking ticket scam that involves online credit card payments. According to law enforcement officials, someone is trying to steal from Ridgewood residents by tricking them into believing that they owe money for parking tickets and that payments should be made over the Internet. The scammers… Continue Reading

Police Arrest Lyndhurst Diner Owner Who Allegedly Stole $138K from Credit Card Company

Posted in Fraud Offenses
Police officers recently arrested the owner of a Lyndhurst NJ diner who allegedly stole more than $138,000 via the fraudulent use of credit cards. The suspect is a 46-year-old resident of Paramus, New Jersey. He owns the Schuyler Diner, which is located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect committed the… Continue Reading

Cliffside Park Husband and Wife Indicted for Theft by Deception, Insurance Fraud

Posted in Fraud Offenses, Theft Offenses
A husband and wife who live in Cliffside Park NJ were recently indicted by a state grand jury on very serious criminal charges of insurance fraud. The suspects are a 53-year-old Cliffside Park NJ man and his 28-year-old wife. According to law enforcement, the suspects lied on official insurance forms about their car, a 2014… Continue Reading

Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud, Stealing from Business in Bergen County, New Jersey

Posted in Fraud Offenses
A Florida man will be going to prison after he was convicted of defrauding a company in Bergen County, NJ. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the suspect provided factoring businesses with fake invoices so that he could commit fraud and steal money. The defrauded companies were located in Las Vegas, California, and Bergen County… Continue Reading

Doctor in Park Ridge NJ Allegedly Submitted Falsified Insurance Data, Charged with Healthcare Fraud

Posted in Fraud Offenses
A doctor with an office in Park Ridge NJ faces criminal charges for healthcare fraud after he allegedly turned in fraudulent medical bills to a health insurance carrier. According to Passaic County officials, the suspect tried to defraud the government out of a large amount of money by submitting fake insurance documents. The suspect reportedly… Continue Reading

Three Bergen County Suspects Charged with Theft, Fraud in Medical Investment Scheme

Posted in Fraud Offenses, Theft Offenses
Four individuals, including three residents of Bergen County, New Jersey, face fraud crime charges after allegedly defrauding investors in different medical investment schemes. According to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, the suspects stole roughly $350,000 from victims who were hoping to invest in medical facilities. Three suspects allegedly got away with $250K from a… Continue Reading

Brothers from New Milford NJ Allegedly Stole Bitcoin Currency, Face Credit Card Fraud Charges

Posted in Fraud Offenses, Theft Offenses
Two brothers from New Milford, New Jersey allegedly committed credit card fraud in order to steal online currency known as Bitcoin. According to authorities, the suspects stole credit card information and then used the data to purchase bitcoins online. The suspects then allegedly made online deals using the bitcoins, only to later cancel the transactions… Continue Reading

Wyckoff NJ Doctor Allegedly Double-Billed Insurance Companies, Charged with Fraud, Theft by Deception

Posted in Fraud Offenses, Theft Offenses
A New Jersey grand jury recently indicted a Wyckoff NJ cardiologist who allegedly defrauded multiple insurance companies. According to prosecutors in the case, the suspect double-billed three insurance companies and ended up getting away with approximately $600,000 as a result of his fraud. The double-billing reportedly included sending fake bills to Horizon Blue Cross Blue… Continue Reading

Five NY Suspects Allegedly Ran Identity Theft Ring in Bergen County, New Jersey

Posted in Fraud Offenses, Theft Offenses
Law enforcement has arrested five NY suspects who are accused of running an identity theft ring out of Bergen County, New Jersey. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, police became aware of the criminal enterprise when they apprehended a 20-year-old woman in November 2015. The woman was allegedly caught trying to use a stolen… Continue Reading

Wyckoff NJ Woman Charged with Theft, Forgery after She Allegedly Faked Doctor’s Signature

Posted in Drug Crimes, Fraud Offenses, Theft Offenses
Wyckoff New Jersey police arrested a woman accused of committing forgery so that she could illegally obtain prescription medicine. The 47-year-old suspect, who resides in West Milford, New Jersey, was employed at a doctor’s office in Wyckoff, NJ. She allegedly forged her boss’ signature on prescription pads in order to get medication. According to Wyckoff… Continue Reading

Florida Man Allegedly Committed Wire Fraud, Defrauded Company in Bergen County, NJ

Posted in Fraud Offenses
A Florida man has pleaded guilty to fraud charges in federal court in Newark, New Jersey. The 60-year-old suspect, who resides in Seminole, Florida, defrauded a business located in Bergen County, NJ out of $220,000. According to federal authorities, the suspect took the funds by using an alias of “Mark Sawyer” and submitting invoices from… Continue Reading

Three Men Accused of Intentionally Starting Fire in Closter NJ, Charged with Arson

Posted in Fraud Offenses, Property Crimes
Three men were recently arrested and charged with arson in connection with a fire at a Closter NJ home. The arson incident happened on October 10, 2015. According to law enforcement, the three suspects committed arson and fraud when they intentionally set fire to a vacant Closter house located on Closter Dock Road. The suspects… Continue Reading

Palisades Park Police Officer Charged with Check Fraud, Suspended without Pay from Police Force

Posted in Fraud Offenses, Theft Offenses
The Palisades Park Council recently issued a decision remove a suspended police officer from the official borough payroll. According to Palisades Park officials, the suspect committed check fraud in 2015. He allegedly altered a check made out to the borough and then deposited the funds into his personal bank account. The amount of the theft… Continue Reading