Press Release


For Immediate Release:
June 30, 2023

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of KULDEEP SETHI (DOB: 5/10/1957; married; self-employed/waiter) of 2356 Rosemont Terrace, Furlong, PA, on charges of money laundering, theft by deception, and conspiracy to commit the afore-mentioned crimes. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and Waldwick Police Department under the direction of Chief Mark Messner.

In September 2022, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received information from the Waldwick Police Department about an international tech support scam targeting its residents. The investigation revealed that the computer tech support scam and associated frauds targeted numerous individuals in New Jersey and other states. The perpetrators created the belief that victims’ computers were compromised, and for a fee, they would “repair” their systems. Victims were instructed to provide remote access to their computers, which allowed the perpetrators to commit additional frauds beyond the initial scam. The investigation revealed that Mona Sethi established a shell company named Micro Technical Services, LLC, as well as bank accounts that facilitated victims’ funds moving overseas to India. Mona Sethi was arrested in January 2023 and charged with numerous crimes including money laundering and theft.

As the investigation continued, it was determined that Mona Sethi’s husband, KULDEEP SETHI was involved in the same conduct, utilizing a company he established in 2018 named Micro Global Solutions, LLC. KULDEEP SETHI also established bank accounts that facilitated victims’ funds moving overseas to India, while keeping a portion of the funds for himself.

On June 26, 2023, KULDEEP SETHI was arrested and charged with second-degree theft by deception, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4(a); second-degree money laundering, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-25b(1); second-degree conspiracy to commit money laundering, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1)/2C:21-25b(1); and second-degree conspiracy to commit theft by deception, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1)/2C:20-4(a). KULDEEP SETHI was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Waldwick Police Department, Bucks County (PA) District Attorney’s Office, Buckingham Township (PA) Police Department, U.S. Secret Service, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.