TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: JANUARY 18, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of HENRY JARED MATHUSEK (DOB: 07/01/1976; married; and private business owner) of 115 Hopi Court, Naperville, Illinois on insurance fraud and forgery related charges. 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.
In August of 2016, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received a complaint of insurance fraud filed by The Hartford insurance company against Henry Jared MATHUSEK, the owner / operator of Bison Floors in Moonachie, New Jersey. In the complaint, The Hartford representatives alleged that Mr. MATHUSEK had forged insurance certificates in an effort to create fraudulent proof of Worker’s Compensation Insurance while conducting business and applying for contracts.
An investigation by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit revealed that Mr. MATHUSEK had utilized a computer PDF editor to forge and alter Certificates of Insurance which he submitted as proof of insurance while working at job sites and applying for valuable contracts. The insurance certificates purported to provide proof of a Hartford Worker’s Compensation Policy which Bison Floors did not have at the time of submission.
As a result of the investigation, a summons was issued and served upon Mr. MATHUSEK. Mr. MATHUSEK was charged with one count each of Forgery by Uttering a Forged Document, a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1a(3), a crime of the 4th degree, and Insurance Fraud, a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4.6a, a crime of the 3rd degree.
HENRY JARED MATHUSEK is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on January 25, 2017 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.