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4/17 - Ringleader Sentenced to State Prison in Scheme to Steal More than $180,000 from the State by Filing False Unemployment Claims
4/17 - Former Top Union Official Sentenced to State Prison for Conspiring In Scheme To Extort Money From Dock Workers - Charged in investigation by NJ Attorney General’s Office & Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor
4/17 - Former Piscataway Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $249,000 in Disability Pension Payments by Falsely Claiming He was Permanently Disabled While He was Teaching in Other States
4/13 - Newark Man Pleads Guilty to Theft and Money Laundering for Leading Scheme to Steal $1.5 Million in Unemployment Benefits - Faces long prison term in case filed by AG’s Office & Department of Labor & Workforce Development
4/13 - Five Charged with First-Degree Human Trafficking for Allegedly Trafficking Girl, 16, from New York to New Jersey for Prostitution - Indictment stems from probe by Division of Criminal Justice and South Hackensack Police Department
4/10 - Leader of Major Heroin Ring in Camden Sentenced to 16 Years in State Prison on First-Degree Racketeering Charge in “Operation Billboard” - Over 30 ring members were sentenced to prison in investigation led by Division of Criminal Justice
4/9 - Vineland Man Convicted at Trial of Stealing More Than $15,000 by Fraudulently Collecting Unemployment Benefits While in Jail
 
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3/27 - Bounty Hunter Sentenced to Prison for Bribing Sheriff’s Officers to Assist Him in Making False Claims That He Caught Fugitives - Two Hudson County sheriff’s officers previously pleaded guilty to aiding him
3/27 - Former Accountant for Triangle Club Theater Troupe at Princeton University Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $240,000 - He also served for many years as general manager of McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton
3/26 - Man Pleads Guilty to Evading $500,000 in State Sales Tax by Falsely Claiming Tax Exemptions on Luxury Cars He Purchased for Export - He fraudulently used the name of a charity for children with cancer to claim tax-exempt status
3/26 - Philadelphia Man Indicted on Charges That He Sold a Kilogram of Cocaine to an Undercover Officer at the Deptford Mall - He was arrested in probe by Atlantic City Task Force into conspiracy to sell cocaine in Atlantic City
3/25 - Prominent Atlantic County Attorney Who Practiced Elder Law Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Stealing Millions from Clients - She pleaded guilty in case filed by Division of Criminal Justice and New Jersey State Police
3/24 - Four More Individuals Charged With Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - Twenty-Seven People Charged Within Past Year
3/24 - Jersey City Man Charged With Stealing Half a Million Dollars From Clients of His Investment Firm and Using Part of Funds to Play Poker
3/18 - Ex-Camden Firefighter Charged With Stealing $82,000 by Collecting a Disability Pension While Participating in Mixed Martial Arts
3/17 - Sisters Who Ran Senior Care Company In Atlantic County Indicted For Allegedly Conspiring With Lawyer To Steal Millions From Clients - Indictment also charges an employee, a county caseworker and a doctor who allegedly lied to police
3/16 - Newark Man Sentenced to 12 Years in State Prison in Investigation into Carjacking/Theft Ring That Trafficked High-End Cars to West Africa - “Operation Jacked” resulted in recovery of 160 stolen cars worth more than $8 million
3/2 - Owner and Two Employees of Auto Inspection Shop in Paterson Plead Guilty to Using Data Simulators to Falsify Emission Test Results - Indicted in investigation by Attorney General’s Office, Motor Vehicle Commission and DEP
 
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2/27 - Suspended Engineer for Department of Transportation Indicted on Charges He Falsified Timesheets To Steal $15,000 In Overtime Pay - He also is charged with using a state vehicle for frequent personal trips to Philadelphia
2/25 - Three Indicted on 1st Degree Conspiracy and Money Laundering Charges for Allegedly Stealing More Than $700,000 in Counterfeit Check Scheme
2/23 - Man Charged With Stealing $243,000 by Fraudulently Collecting His Father’s Social Security Benefits for 29 Years After the Father Died - Father accrued benefits under a false name, so those benefits continued after he died
2/23 - Ringleader and Three Other Men Plead Guilty in Scheme to Steal More Than $180,000 from the State by Filing False Unemployment Claims
2/19 - Gym Teacher Who is Head Wrestling Coach at East Orange High School Arrested on Child Pornography Charge and First-Degree Drug Charge - 40 marijuana plants discovered in his home during search related to alleged possession of child porn
2/17 - Man Who Sold Stolen Coffee Makers and Other Stolen Items Worth $275,000 on Ebay and Amazon Sentenced to State Prison
2/11 - Maplewood Man Indicted For Allegedly Defrauding Numerous Clients of His Debt Adjustment Firm, TGC Movement, Out of More Than $250,000 - Germain Theodore promised debt relief to clients, but allegedly defrauded them in a Ponzi scheme
2/11 - Jersey City Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Money Laundering for His Role in a $1.2 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
2/10 - Middlesex County Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet
2/6 - Mercer County Man Sentenced to State Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet - Charged by Attorney General and ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Operation Predator Alert
2/6 - Forty-Six New York City Residents Indicted for Stealing $204,791 from TD Bank by Using Phony Check Writing Scam in Atlantic City Casinos
2/5 - Former Operations Manager for Wholesaler of Pharmaceutical Ingredients Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Half a Million Dollars
2/5 - Eighteen Indicted on Charges They Participated in a Major Weapons Trafficking Ring in Newark That Sold High-Powered Assault Rifles
2/3 - Former Piscataway Teacher Pleads Guilty to Stealing $249,000 in Disability Pension Payments by Falsely Claiming He was Permanently Disabled while He was Teaching in Other States
 
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1/30 - Trenton Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Trafficking Semi-Automatic Pistol During Undercover Investigation by State Police
1/30 - Gloucester County Man Convicted of Aggravated Assault for Dragging State Trooper With His Car Following Traffic Stop
1/23 - Flemington Man Arrested on Charges He Phoned 11-Year-Old Girl and Asked for Naked Photos of Her After Playing Games With Her Online
1/23 - Former Top Union Official and Two Co-Defendants Plead Guilty in Investigation Into Scheme to Extort Money from Dock Workers - Charges stem from probe by NJ Attorney General’s Office & Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor
1/23 - Morristown Man Sentenced to Prison for Exposing Himself Online Via Webcam to Detective Posing as 13-Year-Old Girl
1/23 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Sayreville Shooting Incident Involving Drug Task Force
1/23 - Ex-Production Manager for Music, Dance & Theater Department at New Jersey City University Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling $87,587
1/22 - Three More Individuals Charged with Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - Twenty-Three People Charged Since March 2014
1/21 - Doctor Arrested on Charges He Conspired to Illegally Distribute Thousands of Highly Addictive Oxycodone Pills by Writing Fraudulent Prescriptions for People He Never Treated or Examined - Investigation conducted by U.S. DEA Task Force & New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice
 
 
 
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