JOEL SCHWARTZ OF RIDGEWOOD CHARGED WITH DRUG POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of JOEL T. SCHWARTZ (DOB: 12/19/1990) of 463 Hunter Road, Ridgewood, New Jersey on a drug possession charge. This arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Narcotic Task Force under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO and the Ridgewood Police Department under the direction of Chief John WARD.

During the month of January in 2016, Joel T. SCHWARTZ was observed by law enforcement personnel selling suspected marijuana out of his residence in Ridgewood, New Jersey on more than one occasion. As a result of those observations, a search warrant was applied for and granted for Mr. SCHWARTZ’S residence.

On February 9, 2016, the aforementioned search warrant was executed by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force. During a search of the residence, approximately one half (1/2) pound of suspected marijuana and $13,518.00 were located and seized. Joel T. SCHWARTZ was placed under arrest without incident at that time.

Joel T. SCHWARTZ was charged with one (1) count of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B(11) Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Marijuana, in a Quantity of One (1) Ounce or More but Less Than Five (5) Pounds, a third degree crime. Mr. SCHWARTZ was released on his own recognizance, pending a court date on February 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Municipal Court in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Acting Prosecutor Grewal states that this charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Ridgewood Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: JOEL T. SCHWARTZ DOB: 12/19/1990

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 463 HUNTER ROAD, RIDGEWOOD, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: RESTAURANT WORKER

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 9, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: RIDGEWOOD, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE NARCOTIC TASK FORCE
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A(1)/5B(11) – POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY MARIJUANA, IN A QUANTITY OF ONE (1) OUNCE OR MORE BUT LESS THAN FIVE (5) POUNDS, A THIRD DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: RELEASED ON OWN RECOGNIZANCE

PRESENT STATUS: R.O.R.

JOEL SCHWARTZ
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MEMBERS OF ORGANIZED ID THEFT AND FRAUD RING ARRESTED 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced a series of arrests of an organized identity theft and fraud ring. The arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office White Collar Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO and the Closter Police Department under the direction of Chief Dennis KAINE. The arrests, which were effected on February 5, 2016, were made by officers from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Closter Police Department and the New York City Police Department.

The arrests were based on an ongoing investigation which stemmed from an arrest made by the Closter Police Department in November 2015.

On November 17, 2015, members of the Closter Police Department arrested AIMEE GONZALEZ, a twenty-one year old, Bronx, New York woman, after she attempted to use a stolen identity to purchase iPhones at a local Verizon Wireless store. The follow-up investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office White Collar Crimes Unit and the Closter Police Detective Bureau uncovered evidence which indicated that Ms. GONZALEZ was a member of an organized identity theft ring which was in possession of numerous stolen identities and which was responsible for tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent cellphone purchases. The purchases occurred using the stolen identities at stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The co-conspirators identified during the course of this investigation were each charged with Conspiracy to Traffic in the Personal Identifying Information of Another (a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 / N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17.3b(2), a second degree crime).

The individuals arrested on February 5, 2016 were:

AIMEE GONZALEZ (D.O.B. 2/24/1994) of Bronx, New York
FRANCISCO GONZALEZ (D.O.B. 11/9/1992) of Bronx, New York
CARMEN ANGLERO (D.O.B. 12/17/1971) of Bronx, New York.

During the course of the investigation the following individuals were identified as co-conspirators and were charged but are currently at large and wanted as fugitives:

CARLOS MONTERO (D.O.B. 9/19/1984) of Bronx, New York
EURY GARCIA SOSA (D.O.B. 1/24/1984) of Bronx, New York.

Each of the individuals identified played significant and varied roles in the criminal organization. The investigation to date has revealed the following: Aimee GONZALEZ and Carmen ANGLERO impersonated victims and completed the illicit purchases. Eury GARCIA SOSA drove the illicit buyers to and from the Verizon Stores and was complicit in the identity theft and purchases. Carlos MONTERO acted as an organizer and supplied the illicit buyers with the stolen identifications. Francisco GONZALEZ supplied the group with forged and fraudulent identification documents, including forged driver’s licenses and secondary forms of identification.

Aimee GONZALEZ and Francisco GONZALEZ were arrested in New York where they were charged as fugitives from justice and were lodged in local jails pending extradition hearings. Carmen ANGLERO is currently incarcerated in the Montgomery County Jail in Pennsylvania, where a copy of her warrant was submitted as a detainer.

Acting Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Grewal would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the officers, and their respective departments, who took part in this investigation and assisted with the arrests.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: CARLOS MONTERO DOB: 09/19/1984

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1140 ANDERSON AVE., APT. C3, BRONX, NEW YORK

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: PENDING

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: N/A

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT, CLOSTER POLICE DEPARMENT & THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL CRIMES TASK FORCE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING PERSONAL INFORMATION BELONGING TO FIVE OR MORE PEOPLE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION WAS BEING USED TO FACILIATE FRAUD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:21-17.3(B)2 – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TBD

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: ACTIVE WARRANT

CARLOS MONTERO - CURRENTLY AT LARGE

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: FRANCISCO GONZALEZ DOB: 11/09/1992

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1006 GERAD AVE., APT. 9E, BRONX, NEW YORK

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 5, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: 1006 GERARD AVE., APT. 9E, BRONX, NEW YORK

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT, CLOSTER POLICE DEPARMENT & THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL CRIMES TASK FORCE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING PERSONAL INFORMATION BELONGING TO FIVE OR MORE PEOPLE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION WAS BEING USED TO FACILIATE FRAUD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:21-17.3(B)2 – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TBD

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: CENTRAL BOOKING, NYC

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: CARMEN ANGLERO DOB: 12/17/1971

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1240 WALTON AVE., APT. 518, BRONX, NEW YORK

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 5, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL, PENNSYLVANIA

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT, CLOSTER POLICE DEPARMENT & THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL CRIMES TASK FORCE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING PERSONAL INFORMATION BELONGING TO FIVE OR MORE PEOPLE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION WAS BEING USED TO FACILIATE FRAUD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:21-17.3(B)2 – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TBD

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL, PENNSYLVANIA

CARMEN ANGLERO

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: EURY GARCIA SOSA DOB: 1/24/1984

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1001 WOODYCREST AVE., APT. 8E, BRONX, NEW YORK

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: PENDING

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: N/A

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT, CLOSTER POLICE DEPARMENT & THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL CRIMES TASK FORCE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING PERSONAL INFORMATION BELONGING TO FIVE OR MORE PEOPLE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION WAS BEING USED TO FACILIATE FRAUD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:21-17.3(B)2 – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TBD

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: ACTIVE WARRANT


BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: AIMEE GONZALEZ DOB: 2/24/1994

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1035 WOODYCREST AVE., APT. 3C, BRONX, NEW YORK

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 5, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: 1035 WOODYCREST AVE., APT. 3C, BRONX, NEW YORK

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT, CLOSTER POLICE DEPARMENT & THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL CRIMES TASK FORCE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICKING PERSONAL INFORMATION BELONGING TO FIVE OR MORE PEOPLE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION WAS BEING USED TO FACILIATE FRAUD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:21-17.3(B)2 – 2ND DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TBD

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: N/A

PRESENT STATUS: CENTRAL BOOKING, NYC

AIMEE GONZALEZ
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DIEGO AVILA CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR GREWAL
DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2016

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir GREWAL announced the arrest of DIEGO AVILA. (DOB: 12/09/1989) of 82 Mozart Street, East Rutherford, New Jersey, relating to charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, specifically for the Possession of videos and/or images depicting child exploitation. AVILA was arrested on Friday, February 5, 2016, without incident subsequent to a search warrant that was executed at his residence.

The arrest came about as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Computer Crimes Unit, under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO.

The investigation revealed that DIEGO AVILA was using the internet to acquire images and videos depicting child pornography. In this case, the child pornography contained over 100 images and/or videos of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts. As a result of a court authorized search warrant at AVILA’S residence, his computer and additional items were seized that contained these images and videos.

Diego AVILA was charged with one (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the possession of the aforementioned videos and images. AVILA was issued a summons and released on his own recognizance

Acting Prosecutor GREWAL states that these charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In addition, he would like to thank the East Rutherford Police Department for their assistance with the arrest.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: DIEGO AVILA
DOB: 12/09/1989

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 82 MOZART STREET, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

MARITAL STATUS:SINGLE

OCCUPATION:FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST:2/5/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN:RESIDENCE

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST:BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, COMPUTER CRIMES TASK FORCE
EAST RUTHERFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD BY POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, IN VIOLATION OF: N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4B(5)(B). A 3rd DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE:FEBRUARY 8, 2016, 1:30 P.M.

JUDGE:ENTRAL MUNICIPAL COURT

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS:

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED R.O.R.



DIEGO AVILA



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THREE BERGENFIELD RESIDENTS CHARGED WITH DRUG POSSESSION 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of GLEN S. THOMASSINI (DOB: 1/20/1972) and JAMIE L. ARANGO (DOB: 2/4/1981) both of 3 Van Houten Street, South Apartment, Bergenfield, New Jersey, as well as KEITH SANTOLI (DOB: 9/21/1986) of 16 East Clinton Avenue, Basement Apartment, Bergenfield, New Jersey on drug possession charges. These arrests are the results of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Narcotic Task Force under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO, the Dumont Police Department under the direction of Chief Joseph L. FAULBORN JR., the Bergenfield Police Department under the direction of Chief Cathy MADALONE and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department under the direction of Sheriff Michael SAUDINO.

Pursuant to a police investigation, it was determined that Glen S. THOMASSINI was involved in the distribution of controlled dangerous substances in Bergen County, New Jersey. On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, search warrants were executed on Mr. THOMASSINI’s vehicle and at his residence, located at 3 Van Houten Street, South Apartment, Bergenfield, New Jersey. Mr. THOMASSINI, Ms. ARANGO, and Mr. SANTOLI were present during the execution of those search warrants.

As a result of searching Glen S. THOMASSINI’s residence, approximately one (1) ounce of suspected cocaine, one (1) ounce of suspected crack cocaine, one-half (1/2) ounce of suspected heroin, seven (7) ounces of suspected marijuana, various prescription legend drugs, digital scales (commonly utilized to weigh narcotics), numerous empty baggies (commonly utilized to package narcotics), and $9,594.00 in United States Currency were located and seized from this location.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that controlled dangerous substances were allegedly present at Keith SANTOLI’s residence. A subsequent search of Mr. SANTOLI’s residence yielded a small portion of suspected heroin.

Glen S. THOMASSINI was charged with one (1) count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Crack Cocaine, a second degree crime; one (1) count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine, a second degree crime; one (1) count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, a second degree crime; one (1) count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Marijuana, a third degree crime. Bail for Mr. THOMASSINI was set by the Honorable Louis J. Dinice, J.M.C., at $75,000.00 with no ten percent cash option. Mr. THOMASSINI was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

In the course of executing the search warrant, Jamie L. ARANGO was placed under arrest and was subsequently charged with one (1) count of Obstruction of the Administration of Law, specifically by obstructing the investigation of a crime, a fourth degree crime. Ms. ARANGO was released on a Summons pending a first appearance court date on February 3, 2016.

Keith SANTOLI was charged with one (1) count of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Heroin, a third degree crime. Mr. SANTOLI was released on a Summons pending a first appearance court date on February 3, 2016.

Prosecutor Grewal 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 like to thank the Dumont Police Department, the Bergenfield Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: GLEN S. THOMASSINI DOB: 01/20/1972

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3 VAN HOUTEN STREET, SOUTH APARTMENT, BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: BARBER

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY2, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, NARCOTIC TASK FORCE
BERGENFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
DUMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY COCAINE, IN A QUANTITY OF ONE-HALF (1/2) OUNCE OR MORE BUT LESS THAN FIVE (5) OUNCES IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (2) - A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE

ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY HEROIN, IN A QUANTITY OF ONE-HALF (1/2) OUNCE OR MORE BUT LESS THAN FIVE (5) OUNCES IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (2) - A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE

ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY CRACK/COCAINE, IN A QUANTITY OF ONE-HALF (1/2) OUNCE OR MORE BUT LESS THAN FIVE (5) OUNCES IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (2) - A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE

ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY MARIJUANA, IN A QUANTITY OF ONE (1) OUNCE OR MORE BUT LESS THAN FIVE (5) POUNDS IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5A (1)/5B (11) - A CRIME OF THE THIRD DEGREE

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2016

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $75,000.00 NO TEN PERCENT (10%) OPTION

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL.

GLEN THOMASSINI

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: JAMIE L. ARANGO DOB: 02/04/1981

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3 VAN HOUTEN STREET, SOUTH APARTMENT, BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: WAITRESS

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 2, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
NARCOTIC TASK FORCE
BERGENFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
DUMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF OBSTRUCTING THE ADMINISTRATION OF LAW, SPECIFICALLY BY OBSTRUCTING THE INVESTIGATION OF A CRIME, IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1B – 4TH DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2016

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

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED ON SUMMONS

JAMIE ARANGO

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: KEITH SANTOLI DOB: 9/21/1986

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 16 EAST CLINTON AVENUE, BASEMENT APARTMENT, BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: FEBRUARY 2, 2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
NARCOTIC TASK FORCE
DUMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
BERGENFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, NAMELY HEROIN, IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A (1) – 3RD DEGREE CRIME.

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2016

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

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED ON SUMMONS

KEITH SANTOLI
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VERNON SCOTT OF NEW YORK CITY CHARGED WITH FORGERY AND IMPERSONATION 
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of 45 year old VERNON SCOTT, of New York, New York on Forgery, Impersonation and Tampering with Public Records related charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office White Collar Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO.

In December 2015, members of the BCPO White Collar Crimes Unit received a complaint regarding suspected forgery and impersonation referred by a Bergen County Superior Court Judge.

An investigation into the complaint revealed that during a landlord/tenant matter in front of the Bergen County Superior Court in October and November 2015, Vernon SCOTT appeared in an attempt to forestall eviction proceedings. Before his appearances, the Court received faxed documents which were purportedly submitted by his landlord’s attorney and which sought to postpone or terminate the eviction proceedings. An examination of the documents revealed that they were forged and fraudulently submitted. A review of the fax header and footer information revealed that the faxed documents were connected to Mr. SCOTT who benefited directly by their submission.

A background investigation conducted on Vernon SCOTT revealed that he had fraudulently filed an application for a New Jersey driver’s license in which he failed to indicate that his New York driver’s license was suspended.

On February 2, 2016, Mr. SCOTT was arrested.

Vernon SCOTT was charged with three counts of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1a3, Uttering a Forged Document, a 3rd degree crime, three counts of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17a1, Wrongful Impersonation, a 3rd degree crime, and, one count of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:28-7a1, Tampering with Public Records or Information, a 3rd degree crime. Mr. SCOTT was remanded to the Bergen County Jail Annex in lieu of bail set at $25,000 with no 10% cash alternative by the Honorable Louis J. Dinice, Judge of the Bergen County Central Municipal Court. Mr. SCOTT’s first appearance in Bergen County Central Municipal Court has been scheduled for 9:00 a.m., on February 11, 2016.

Acting Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: Vernon Scott DOB: 01/22/1970

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 20 W 115th Street, Apt. 6K, New York, NY 10026

MARITAL STATUS: Unknown

OCCUPATION: Café Owner

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 02/02/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: 20 W 115th Street, Apt. 6K, New York, NY 10026

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES UNIT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

THREE (3) COUNTS OF UTTERING A FORGED DOCUMENT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1(A)3 – 3RD DEGREE CRIME

THREE (3) COUNTS OF WRONGFUL IMERSONATION IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17(A)1 – 3RD DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC RECORDS OR INFORMATION IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:28-7(A)1 – 3RD DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 2/11/2016

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

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $25,000 WITH 10% OPTION

PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED ON BAILl

VERNON SCOTT
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