False Contract Payment Claims, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-34

False Contract Payment Claims, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-34, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerThe New Jersey Attorney General recently announced the guilty plea of an Ocean County contractor. Apparently, the contractor admitted to purposely not paying prevailing wages on a government contract valued over $75,000. Consequently, the Toms River contractor pleaded guilty to second-degree false contract payment claims in Camden County. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend a three year sentence in state prison. The defendant, however, must pay a total of up to $200,407 in restitution to his workers. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJLWD), Division of Wage and Hour Compliance referred the case to the Division of Criminal Justice. NJLWD initially investigated the violations of the Prevailing Wage Act. Read More


Unlicensed Practice of Medicine, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20

Unlicensed practice of medicine, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerPalisades Park police recently charged a New Jersey barber with Unlicensed Practice of Medicine, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20, per the news. Indeed, the North Jersey barbershop owner allegedly performed unlicensed laser surgery on a woman. To illustrate, the investigation began when the woman complained to local police. Additionally, authorities allege the procedure left her badly injured. Furthermore, the cops claim the barber’s botched laser treatment caused injuries, including scars, to the woman’s face and chin in November 2017. Moreover, authorities allege the barber was not a doctor and not licensed to provide the treatment. Consequently, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said he will face a charge for aggravated assault, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2c:12-1. In addition, they say he will face a charge for unlicensed practice of medicine and surgery, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20. Read More


Falsifying or tampering with records, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-4

This week a former Piscataway policeman plead guilty to falsifying or tampering with records and simple assault, per the news. Originally the officer was charged with tampering with public records, falsifying and tampering with records, and assault. Indeed, the video demonstrates that while on duty, the 22-year law enforcement veteran hit a suspect in a police car. Subsequently, the officer allegedly filed false records with inaccurate information. Accordingly, prosecutors claimed the officer intended to hide the altercation. Consequently, the officer accepted a plea deal in exchange for a term of probation. Furthermore, he must forfeit his Read More


Forgery and Related Offenses, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-1

Forgery and Related Offenses, N.J.S.A. 2c-21-1, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerA 23-year old man allegedly posed as a Rowan University business student to steal from others. But the glass-is-half-full crowd might say this man has a promising future in business. After all, white collar criminals ordinarily get their start in business. Nevertheless, those aspirations will have to rest in the ethereal future for this man now that two females reported the unauthorized use of check and credit card information to police. The suspect allegedly took the financial information while burglarizing the females’ apartment, per nj dot com. Additionally, he somehow he knew the women went away. Therefore, according to the police, he allegedly entered and spent some days there. Read more


Unlicensed practice of medicine, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-20

If you must be indiscrete, be discrete in your indiscretion. Mark Twain

Unlicensed practice of medicine, N.J.S.A. 2c-21-20, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerSussex County cops charged a 20-year-old from Brooklyn, N.Y., with unlicensed practice of medicine, and other offenses. Indeed, the cops claim the man tried to get prescription drugs at a Walmart by posing as a physician. Furthermore, Walmart workers felt he failed to follow protocols when he allegedly requested prescription drugs for an unknown male. Apparently Franklin cops watched the suspect leave the Walmart after he tried to pick up the medicine. But they did not stop him or arrest him. Instead, they asked Sparta police to apprehend the man. The cops did not only charge him, however, with unlicensed practice of medicine.  They also charged him Read more


Impersonation; Theft of identity, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-17

Impersonation, Identity Theft, Theft of Identity, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-17, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, drunk driving, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerNEW BRUNSWICK—Hon. Dennis Nieves, J.S.C., recently sentenced a Sayreville couple for their involvement in an identity theft ring targeting mental health patients, per the news. The basic facts remind me of Pres. Barack Hussein Obama’s memorable statement, If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. For this couple, however, the admonition actually applies. Indeed, it is as if the couple took Pres. Obama’s words to heart. In the same speech, he said, there are some things we do better together. Acting together, the pair apparently stole thousands of dollars with the stolen identities through shopping sprees, trips, and food, per the news. The couple previously plead guilty to theft of identity and other related offenses. Keep on reading!


Fraudulent Use of Credit Card, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-6(h)

fraudulent use of credit card, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-6hClayton cops claim a pair tried and failed to use someone else’s credit card at an Acme store. But then they went to Walgreen’s. And they succeeded, per the news. Additional use of the card, however, failed. Consequently, for this fraudulent use of credit card investigation, the cops want the public’s help to identify them.

The photo here has nothing to do with the news story. I wrote this while watching Family Guy. It was when Meg got the mumps at the Star Trek convention. During her recovery, Kirk Cameron persuaded her to become a Born Again Christian. Along the way, Brian confided in the Griffins that he is an atheist because no one had shown him evidence of God. In a way, he felt religion was a fraud. And now, without further ado… Read more


Passing Bad Checks, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-5

Bad checks, money orders, electronic funds transfers, N.J.S.A. 2c:21-5, Passing Bad ChecksNew Jersey authorities charged an out of state pair for the alleged use of bad checks to buy three homes. Indeed, a Grand Jury indicted them on second degree conspiracy, theft by deception, and passing bad checks, per the Attorney General. The man and woman allegedly presented checks drawn on a closed bank account as well as one with insufficient funds. Additionally, the closed bank account was allegedly in the name of a fictitious law firm. Two homes were in Gloucester County — Greenwich Township and Monroe Township — and one home was in Camden County — Winslow Township. Although titles changed hands, in each case the fraud was uncovered so no deeds were recorded, per the Attorney General. Read more