Theft and Fraud Offenses

Police Searching for Man Accused of Posing as Taxi Driver and Robbing Fare in Hackettstown

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Dover NJMorris County and Sussex County police are searching for a man who reportedly posed as a taxi driver and robbed his fare. The incident happened late at night: the suspect picked up the victim outside a Dover restaurant when the victim requested a cab ride. According to law enforcement, the suspect pretended to be a cab driver so that he could lure the victim into the vehicle. The victim reportedly needed a ride from the Dover restaurant to an unspecified location in Hackettstown in Sussex County, New Jersey.

The “taxi ride” ended when the car pulled up to a Quick Chek on Mountain Avenue in Hackettstown, NJ. The suspect then allegedly aimed a silver handgun at the victim and threatened to shoot unless he handed over money. The victim the suspect cash and then got out of the car.

The suspect drove away from the area and the victim notified Hackettstown police. Officers soon arrived at the scene, but the suspect was gone. Now detectives with the Hackettstown Police Department and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office are working with police departments in Morris County to investigate the theft offense.

NJ Armed Robbery Charges: Penalties for Theft & Weapons Offenses

The Dover robbery suspect is said to be an “older male” who is Hispanic. He reportedly drove a silver Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Grand Marquis that did not have a taxi company logo on the side. Police are actively investigating and trying to determine the suspect’s identity.

If the suspect is captured, he would probably be charged with multiple crimes: armed robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. The robbery charges would be the most serious because the suspect allegedly used a firearm. N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 classifies robbery as a first degree crime when the offender attempts to kill someone, purposely inflicts or attempts to inflict serious bodily injury, or uses a deadly weapon such as a gun or knife. (Robbery is typically classified as a second degree crime under NJ law.) In this armed robbery case, the suspect could face first degree felony charges and face 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison if convicted.

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Robbery Charges in Long Hill NJTwo Washington Township men will be going to prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery charges in Long Hill, NJ.

The suspects, a 52-year-old man and a 53-year-old man, are both residents of Washington Township in Warren County, New Jersey. They were placed under arrest after authorities identified them as the culprits in the robbery of the Country Farms convenience store located in the Millington part of Long Hill Township.

According to authorities, one of the suspects walked into the store while the other suspect remained outside in a getaway vehicle. The suspect inside the building allegedly threatened the clerk with a firearm.

After getting money from the register, the suspect ran outside and got into the getaway car.

Police eventually captured the suspects and connected them to the robbery. The suspects were charged with first degree armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and weapons offenses.

The suspects avoided trial by reaching a plea agreement with Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. When the suspects return to Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ later this year, they could be sentenced to 10 years in state prison.

For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Duo Reportedly Facing Up to 10 Years in Prison Over Long Hill Robbery.”

Montville NJ Theft LawyersPolice in Montville, New Jersey arrested two men who allegedly staged a robbery at a 7-Eleven convenience store and then lied to law enforcement about it.

The Montville Police Department got a call about an an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven on Changebridge Road in Montville, NJ. A store clerk dialed 911 and told police that the robber entered the 7-Eleven at around 1:20 a.m., flashed a gun, and ordered the worker to hand over money from the register.

Detectives investigated the alleged theft crime by talking to witnesses and looking at surveillance video footage of the incident.

Investigators made the determination that the 7-Eleven clerk conspired with the robber to stage the robbery and steal the cash.

The clerk is a 19-year-old East Orange man. According to authorities, he planned to allow the “robber,” a 19-year-old Bloomfield man, to flee the scene before dialing 911 to notify police.

Both men now face criminal charges for theft of movable property and conspiracy to commit theft. The East Orange NJ suspect faces an additional criminal charge for filing a false police report.

For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “7-Eleven Robbery Faked by Clerk, Partner, Cops Say.”

Florham Park Fraud AttorneyA Philly man who previously served as the bookkeeper for a business located in Florham Park, New Jersey was recently indicted on federal charges for embezzlement.

The suspect is a 54-year-old man from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He used to work as the bookkeeper for QwikSource, a Florham Park NJ company that provided cellular solutions.

According to federal prosecutors, the suspect embezzled money out of the QwikSource bank account and deposited the cash into an unauthorized PayPal account that he established under his employer’s name. The embezzlement reportedly occurred over a 10-year period.

Law enforcement officials investigated the suspect and determined that he may have stolen $1.6 million from the company.

The suspect was eventually placed under arrest and charged with wire fraud, money laundering, aggravated identity theft, filing false income tax returns.

Now the suspect could be headed to trial in U.S. District Court after a grand jury indicted him on the criminal charges.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Bookkeeper Used PayPal to Embezzle $1.6M from Employer, Feds Say.”

East Hanover Robbery LawyersPolice officers recently arrested an Irvington man who allegedly robbed a Five Guys fast food restaurant in East Hanover, NJ.

The suspect is a 38-year-old man from Irvington in Essex County, New Jersey. He has been accused of using a knife to rob the Five Guys Burgers and Fries located on Route 10 in East Hanover, New Jersey.

According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect walked into the restaurant and threatened multiple employees. After reportedly stealing more than $500, the suspect allegedly exited through a back door and fled the area.

The East Hanover Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office conducted a joint investigation into the theft crime and identified the suspect as a former employee.

The suspect has been charged with several crimes, including armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft of movable property, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and a certain persons offense.

To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Charged with Robbing Five Guys Restaurant at Knifepoint.”

Morristown Robbery AttorneysA Morristown New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to criminal charges stemming from his robbery of a Morristown bank.

The suspect is a 30-year-old man from Morristown in Morris County, NJ. He was apprehended within minutes of robbing the TD Bank on South Street in Morristown, New Jersey.

The suspect reportedly walked into the bank, handed a threatening note to a bank teller, and stole $688 in cash. The note reportedly stated that the suspect would use a weapon against the employee unless the employee gave him the money.

Morristown NJ cops arrested the suspect when he went to a nearby Walgreen’s store and tried to make a purchase with the stolen cash.

The suspect has now reached a plea deal with Morris County prosecutors and pleaded guilty to second degree robbery charges. It is expected that prosecutors will recommend that the suspect be sentenced to a term of incarceration of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.

For further information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Admitted Heroin Addict Pleads Guilty to TD Bank Hold-Up in Morristown.”

East Hanover NJ Robbery SuspectPolice in East Hanover NJ are attempting to determine the identity of a man who allegedly robbed a local Five Guys Burgers restaurant.

The theft crime was reported to East Hanover NJ police a short time after 10:30 p.m. Employees told police that someone entered the restaurant after closing and threatened them with a knife.

After reportedly getting an undisclosed amount of cash from a register, the suspect exited the building and fled the scene.

East Hanover police officers searched the area around the restaurant, but they reportedly could not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a man with a heavy build. When the suspect committed the robbery, he reportedly wore a plaid shirt, a baseball cap, and a mask over at least part of his face.

The good news is that none of the Five Guys workers were injured during the robbery.

If and when law enforcement identifies and captures the suspect, he could face very serious criminal charges for armed robbery, theft, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Cops Investigating Armed Robbery of Five Guys in East Hanover.”

Morristown NJ Theft AttorneysMorristown NJ law enforcement is investigating a recent burglary incident at a swimming pool.

The theft crime occurred during the late-night hours, but it was not reportedly until just after noon the following day. That’s when a worker at the Burnham Park Pool in Morristown NJ discovered the break-in and theft.

According to authorities, someone burglarized a concession stand at the swimming pool and stole an expensive cash register.

The concession stand employee talked to Morristown NJ cops and said that the cash register was emptied the night before. The stolen register reportedly has a value of around $209.

Morristown police detectives are investigating the theft, but they reportedly do not have access to any video surveillance footage because the pool does not have security cameras.

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section is working with the Morristown Police Department to investigate the break-in.

If law enforcement officials can eventually identify and capture the culprit, that person would probably be subject to criminal charges for burglary and theft of movable property.

For more information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Cash Register Stolen from Morristown Pool.”

Parsippany NJ Robbery LawyersLaw enforcement is trying to identify the man who allegedly robbed a Parsippany NJ bank.

The bank robbery occurred a short time after 3:30 p.m. at the Santander Bank on Route 10 in Parsippany, New Jersey. According to Morris County officials, the suspect entered the building, approached a teller, and demanded cash.

The suspect allegedly brandished a firearm and threatened to shoot the worker.

Once the suspect got an undisclosed amount of money, he reportedly ran from the building and fled the area on foot. Parsippany cops later canvassed the area and tried to locate the suspect, but they could not find him.

The Parsippany Troy-Hills Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are investigating the bank robbery and attempting to identify the suspect.

Police have released video images of the suspect as he enters the bank building while wearing a construction hat, sunglasses, and gloves.

If detectives can identify and capture the suspect, he will likely face armed robbery charges and criminal weapons charges.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man in Construction Outfit Robs Santander Bank at Gunpoint.”

Dover New Jersey Robbery LawyersDover NJ police is investigating the violent robbery of a local man outside a park.

The theft incident happened a short time after 4:30 a.m. The victim, a 33-year-old man who lives in Dover, was walking near Crescent Field in Dover New Jersey when three men suddenly attacked him.

The victim said that the suspects punched him in the face, stole personal possessions, and then ran off.

By the time Dover NJ cops arrived at the scene, the suspects were long gone. Police canvassed the area in search of the suspects but could not find them.

The victim was not seriously hurt in the attack and did not require medical attention.

Dover NJ police detectives are actively investigating the robbery incident and attempting to determine the identities of the men responsible.

If the culprits are eventually identified and captured, they would probably face criminal charges for robbery and aggravated assault.

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Attacked by Trio and Robbed in Dover, Cops Say.”