TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: DECEMBER 9, 2016
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of GARY E. HUFFMAN (DOB:11/29/74; single; and employed as an electrician) of 1100 Parsippany Boulevard, Parsippany, NJ on charges of Insurance Fraud and Theft by Deception. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Financial Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Robert ANZILOTTI.
On March 30, 2016, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Huffman had been working for an electrical company while receiving worker’s compensation insurance payments from an injury he sustained while working for a different employer. An investigation by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit revealed that Huffman was injured in April 2015. He had filed for temporary disability and worker’s compensation benefits and began receiving the insurance payments shortly thereafter. In August 2015, Huffman began working for the new company and received cash payments for the work. The worker’s compensation payments only ended when it was determined that HUFFMAN was working in violation of his disability status.
As a result of the investigation, GARY HUFFMAN was charged on December 8, 2016 with one count of Insurance Fraud, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4-6a, a 3rd degree crime, and one count of Theft by Deception, N.J.S.A. 2C: 20-4, a 3rd degree crime. HUFFMAN is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
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.