TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: DECEMBER 27, 2017
KWANELLE PARKER ARRESTED AND CHARGED AS A MEMBER OF A CHECK FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT RING
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of KWANELLE PARKER (DOB: 09/11/1991; single; unemployed) of 644 Coster Street, Bronx, New York on Check Fraud, Theft by Deception, and Conspiracy charges. Specifically, PARKER was issued a summons on Thursday, December 21, 2017. 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 2017, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received a complaint from the County of Bergen’s financial officers regarding the fraudulent production and deposit of checks which were made to appear as if they were issued from a Bergen County payroll account. Along with the checks, it was determined that illicit wire activity had also occurred, which brought the total theft amount to over $50,000.00.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Kwanelle PARKER had worked in concert with Daleska DILLERVA, Anthony PEGUERO, and others to deposit the fraudulent checks into co-conspirators’ accounts and then withdraw the illicit funds before the forgeries and deception were uncovered. The arrest of PARKER is the result of an ongoing investigation during which DILLERVA and PEGUERO had been arrested and charged on September 19, 2017.
Kwanelle PARKER was charged with one count of Issuing or Passing Bad Checks, with a value greater than $1,000 but less than $75,000, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-5, a 3rd degree crime; one count of Theft by Deception, with a benefit greater than $500 but less than $75,000, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4a, a 3rd degree crime, and two counts of Conspiring with Daleska DILLERVA and Anthony PEGUERO to Commit the Issuing or Passing of Bad Checks and Theft by Deception, each a 3rd degree crime. PARKER is scheduled to appear in Central Judicial Processing Court at 9:00 a.m. on January 10, 2018.
Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.