TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR MARK MUSELLA
DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of STEFANY URIAS (DOB: 10/17/1986; single; bookkeeper) of 327 Rossiter Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey on charges of Theft By Deception, Computer Criminal Activity, Forgery, and Falsifying Records. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
In August 2019, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received a complaint that STEFANY URIAS, who was employed by a wholesale food distribution company based in Bergen County, took customer payments via checks and money orders without her employer’s authorization.
An investigation revealed that STEFANY URIAS altered and deposited to her personal bank account checks and money orders totaling over $100,000 that were made payable to the wholesale food distribution company.
STEFANY URIAS was arrested on September 10, 2019 in Passaic, New Jersey and charged with one count of Theft By Deception, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4(a), a 2nd degree crime; one count of Computer Criminal Activity, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20- 25(c), a 2nd degree crime; once count of Forgery, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1a(1), a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Falsifying Records, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4a, a 4th degree crime.
STEFANY URIAS is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
Prosecutor Musella states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would like to thank the Passaic Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.