Unsworn Falsification to Authorities, N.J.S.A. 2c:28-3

Unsworn Falsification to Authorities, N.J.S.A. 2c:28-3, deceit, graft, hoax, misrepresentation, scam, artifice, cheat, chicanery, con, craft, double-dealing, dupery, duplicity, fake, flimflam, fraud, fraudulence, guile, hocus-pocus, hustle, imposture, racket, shakedown, sham, skunk, smoke, spuriousness, sting, swindle, treachery, bamboozle, duping, hoodwink, swindle, 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, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerThe New Jersey Attorney General recently announced the conviction of a cop and his wife based on fraudulent fund applications. Accordingly, an Ocean County jury convicted the pair for stealing about $187,000 by filing false Superstorm Sandy relief fund applications. Indeed, the state’s case included testimony and evidence that the pair filed fraudulent applications for: FEMA assistance, a low-interest SBA disaster-relief loan, and state grants under the Homeowner Resettlement Program (RSP), the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation Program (RREM), and the Sandy Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP) funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services. Previously employed by the Hoboken Police Department, the jury convicted the cop and his his wife on charges of second-degree conspiracy, second-degree theft by deception, and six counts of fourth-degree unsworn falsification to authorities. 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