ARRESTS MADE DUE TO ANTI-FRAUD INITIATIVE 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced charges were filed against the following individuals: GRACIELA BERNARDY-MALDONAD (DOB: 2/8/1982) of 28 E. 13th Street, Paterson, NJ 07524; RANDY PERDON (DOB: 3/11/1957) of 245 Parker Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601; FRANKY GONZALEZ (DOB: 4/28/1974) of 437 Linden Avenue, Bogota, NJ 07603; ALEJANDRO ESTRADA (DOB: 6/8/1977) of 222 Christie Street, Apartment 1D, Leonia, NJ 07605; RAYMOND E. RODRIGUEZ (DOB: 2/14/1974) of 409 Monroe Street, Apt. 2D, Passaic, NJ 07055 and FRANK FRANSESE (DOB: 3/26/74) of 23 Skytop Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. All were charged with Use of Personal Identifying Information of Another. The arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office White Collar Crimes Squad under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO and The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission under the direction of Chairman/Chief Administrator Raymond P. MARTINEZ.

In 2012, the Motor Vehicle Commission and Division of Criminal Justice co-managed an anti-fraud initiative using cutting edge facial scrub software to determine if the same individual was maintaining more than one record in the motor vehicle database. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission database has approximately 19 million images that produced over 950,000 leads. After three levels of review to identify suspected criminal fraud, representatives from the Division of Criminal Justice meet weekly to review cases of suspected criminal fraud. These cases are prepared for investigation, arrest and prosecution by law enforcement including the Division of Criminal Justice, New Jersey State Police and all 21 County Prosecutorsí Offices.

The above mentioned cases were referred to the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office White Collar Crimes Squad for further investigation leading to charges against six (6) defendants. The investigation determined that the defendants had suspended New Jersey driving privileges and obtained New Jersey driverís licenses in other parties names using fraudulently obtained documents.

All defendants were charged with N.J.S. 2C: 21-17.2(A,) Use of Personal Identifying Information of Another; a crime of the second degree. In addition, the defendants will be subject to an administrative suspension of driving privileges up to two years. All defendants were released on their own recognizance, expect for Raymond RODRIGUEZ. Bail was set by the Honorable Louis J. Dinice, J.M.C.

Frank FRANSESE is a fugitive and his whereabouts are currently unknown.

Prosecutor Molinelli states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: GRACIELA BERNARDY-MALDONAD DOB: 3/26/1973

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 28 E. 13th STREET, PATERSON, NJ 07524

MARITAL STATUS: UNKNOWN

OCCUPATION: UNKNOWN

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 3/25/15

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES SQUAD
NJ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) USE OF PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF ANOTHER IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.2(A) Ė 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 4/2/15

JUDGE: HONORABLE LOUIS J. DINICE, J.M.C.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: NA

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED ON OWN RECOGNIZANCE


BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: RANDY PERDON DOB: 3/11/1957

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 245 PARKER AVENUE, HACKENSACK, NJ 07601

MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED

OCCUPATION: UNKNOWN

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 3/25/15

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES SQUAD
THE NJ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) USE OF PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF ANOTHER IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.2(A) Ė 2ND DEGREE CRIME.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 4/2/15

JUDGE: HONORABLE LOUIS J. DINICE, J.M.C.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED OWN RECOGNIZANCE

RANDY PERDON

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: FRANKY GONZALEZ DOB: 4/28/1974

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 437 LINDEN AVENUE, BOGOTA, NJ 07603

MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED

OCCUPATION: FOREMAN

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 3/25/15

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES SQUAD
THE NJ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) USE OF PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF ANOTHER IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.2(A) Ė 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 3/31/15

JUDGE: HONORABLE LOUIS J. DINICE, J.M.C.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED OWN RECOGNIZANCE

FRANKY GONZALEZ

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: ALEJANDRO ESTRADA DOB: 6/08/1977

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 222 CHRISTIE STREET, APT. 1D, LEONIA, NJ 07605

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: LABORER

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 3/26/15

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES SQUAD
THE NJ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) USE OF PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF ANOTHER IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.2(A) Ė 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 3/30/15

JUDGE: HONORABLE LOUIS J. DINICE, J.M.C.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: NA

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED OWN RECOGNIZANCE

ALEJANDRO ESTRADA

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: RAYMOND RODRIGUEZ DOB: 2/14/1974

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 409 MONROE STREET, APT. 2D, PASSAIC, NJ 07055

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: WAREHOUSE LABORER

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 3/27/15

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES SQUAD
THE NJ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) USE OF PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF ANOTHER IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.2(A) Ė 2ND DEGREE CRIME.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 3/30/15

JUDGE: HONORABLE LOUIS J. DINICE, J.M.C.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $20,000.00 WITH A 10% OPTION

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL

RAYMOND RODRIGUEZ

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: FRANK FRANSESE DOB: 3/26/1974

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 23 SKYTOP ROAD, CEDAR GROVE, NJ 07009

MARITAL STATUS: SEPARATED

OCCUPATION: UNKNOWN

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: TBA

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES SQUAD
THE NJ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) USE OF PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF ANOTHER IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.2(A) Ė 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TBA

JUDGE: HONORABLE LOUIS J. DINICE, J.M.C.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: TBA

PRESENT STATUS: FUGITIVE

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MELKIS ANTIGUA-CRUZ CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of MELKIS ANTIGUA-CRUZ (DOB: 08/21/1981) of 101 Terrace Avenue, Apt. 1C, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO and the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael COLANERI.

On March 26, 2015, members of the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office Special Victims Unit and the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department arrested Melkis ANTIGUA-CRUZ after learning that he engaged in inappropriate sexual activity with an eleven (11) year old female acquaintance. The victim recently disclosed to her sister what had taken place and the sister in turn told their aunt. The aunt contacted the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department who notified the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office Special Victims Unit. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) was also notified. Arrangements were made for the victim to be interviewed by a detective from the Special Victims Unit at the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office in Paramus on March 25, 2015. During that interview, the victim provided specific details regarding what had occurred with Mr. ANTIGUA-CRUZ. The ensuing investigation resulted in the arrest of Mr. ANTIGUA-CRUZ.

Melkis ANTIGUA-CRUZ was charged with one (1) count each of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Bail for Mr. ANTIGUA-CRUZ was set by the Honorable Edward A. Jerejian, J.S.C. at $500,000.00 with no ten percent option, no contact with the victim and the surrender of his passport as a condition of bail. Mr. ANTIGUA-CRUZ was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

Prosecutor Molinelli states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: MELKIS ANTIGUA-CRUZ DOB: 08/21/1981

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 101 TERRACE AVENUE, APT. 1C, HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: BAKER

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 03/26/2015

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2A(1)-1ST DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A-2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 04/01/2015

JUDGE: HONORABLE JOSEPH JONES, J.M.C.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $500,000.00 NO 10%, NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM AND SURRENDER PASSPORT

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL

MELKIS ANTIGUA-CRUZ
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JOSEPH ZULUETA CHARGED AS HIT AND RUN DRIVER 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of 36 year old JOSEPH R. ZULUETA of Closter, New Jersey on charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Serious Bodily Injury, Endangering an Injured Victim and Hindering Apprehension and/or Prosecution. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO and the Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Keith BENDUL.

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Fort Lee Police Department received a 911 emergency call reporting that a person had been struck by a motor vehicle in the roadway on Hudson Terrace near its intersection with Riverview Lane in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Upon responding to the scene, officers found the female victim lying in the area of the driveway apron of the Northbridge Park Co-Op building on Hudson Terrace. The victim, who was identified as STEPHANIE SUAZO, a 27 year old Cliffside Park woman, had suffered injuries consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle and was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center. Ms. Suazo was hospitalized at HUMC where she was treated for serious head and leg injuries.

As a result of an investigation conducted by members of Bergen County Prosecutorís Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit (FAIU) and the Fort Lee Police Department, it was determined that, at approximately 7:59 p.m. on March 18, 2015, the victim was struck by a motor vehicle as she was crossing Hudson Terrace. The vehicle involved was driving south on Hudson Terrace at the time of the collision. It continued south and fled the scene. The collision was captured by local surveillance cameras. The vehicle appeared to be a dark colored car. During an investigation of the collision scene, investigators located evidence that identified the vehicle as a black, 1997 to 1999 Toyota Camry. Information regarding the collision and the identification of the vehicle was transmitted through a Press Release and to Bergen County based law enforcement officers.

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Bergen County Prosecutorís Office and Fort Lee Police detectives working on the investigation received information regarding a suspect vehicle from Closter Police Department. That vehicle was a black, 1998 Toyota Camry known to be utilized by Joseph ZULUETA, a Closter resident.

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, detectives located the vehicle, which was subsequently impounded, and Mr. ZULUETA. As a result of the continuing investigation, Mr. ZULUETA was arrested.

Joseph ZULUETA was charged with one count each of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Serious Bodily Injury, violating N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.2, Endangering an Injured Victim, and violating N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3b4, Hindering Apprehension and/or Prosecution. Mr. ZULUETA was also issued motor vehicle summonses for careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. The investigation is ongoing. Mr. ZULUETA was remanded to the Bergen County Jail Annex in lieu of bail set at $50,000 with no 10% cash option by Fort Lee Municipal Court Judge Matthew Fierro. Mr. ZULUETA was arraigned on March 25, 2015 by Judge Fierro.

Prosecutor Molinelli states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Fort Lee and Closter Police Departments for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: JOSEPH R. ZULUETA DOB: 03/19/1979

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 5 Henmar Drive, Closter, New Jersey

MARITAL STATUS: Married

OCCUPATION: Food Delivery Driver

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 3/25/2015

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE MAJOR CRIMES / FAIU
FORT LEE POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT WITH SERIOUS BODILY INJURY IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, A 3RD DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF ENDANGERING AN INJURED VICTIM IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.2, A 3RD DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF HINDERING APPREHENSION AND/OR PROSECUTION IN VIOLATION OF 2C:39-3b4, A 4TH DEGREE CRIME

MOTOR VEHICLE SUMMONSES:

TITLE 39:4-97, CARELESS DRIVING

TITLE 39:4-129, LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: MARCH 25, 2015

JUDGE: HONORABLE MATTHEW FIERRO, FORT LEE MUNICIPAL COURT

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $50,000 NO 10%

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL ANNEX

JOSEPH ZULUETA
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