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>Crime Scene Middletown: POLICE ARREST BUSINESS OWNER FOR STEALING EMPLOYEE’S BENEFITS

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PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On April 12, 2011 the Middletown Police Department and the United States Secret Service arrested, David Crosby, age 56, from Murphy Road in Port Monmouth, for Theft of employee’s benefits.

Crosby was the owner of Crosby Site Work and Utility Inc, a business located in Port Monmouth, NJ, who police say purposely withheld his company’s contributions to his employee’s IRA funds.

The Middletown Police Department was contacted by the New York Field Office of the United States Department of Labor who informed them of the complaints they had received from employees of the business. Det. Daniel Sullivan conducted a joint investigation with the United States Secret Service and determined that Crosby had withheld approximately $17,000.00 in contributions to his employees IRA funds.

Crosby was arrested at his residence and processed and released on a summons pending a court appearance.

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>Crime Scene Middletown: POLICE ARREST THREE MEN IN CREDIT CARD FRUAD CASE

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

Police have arrested three men involved in a credit card fraud totaling $1,556.45 in unauthorized transactions. On March 7, 2011 the victim reported to police that her credit card had been stolen and fraudulently used at numerous businesses throughout the Middletown area.

Middletown Police Detective Daniel Sullivan and the United States Secret Service conducted a joint investigation resulting in the arrests of Edward Malek, age 23, from Clinton Avenue in Belford, Christopher Newrock, age 22, from Evergreen Terrace in Middletown, and James Guadagno, age 36, from Navesink River Road in Middletown.

Police say Edward Malek, who was known to the victim, stole the credit card and with the help of Newrock and Guadagno set up a fake PayPal account in order to access the credit card and receive cash from fraudulent transactions made to the fake account.

The investigation resulted in all three subjects being charged with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and Conspiracy. Malek was also charged with one count of Theft after police were able to connect him to the theft of jewelry from the victim as well. Police report Malek was in possession of the stolen credit card at the time of his arrest.

Newrock and Guadagno were released on a summons pending a court appearance. Malek was held on $22,500 bail set by Judge Michael Pugliese.

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>Crime Scene, Middletown:POLICE WRAP UP FRAUDULENT CHECK INVEST WITH THREE ARRESTS

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

(Middletown NJ) – The Middletown Police Department and the United States Secret Service have concluded their joint investigation into a fraudulent check ring with the arrests of three additional suspects. The investigation began in June of 2010 when First Boston Financial Inc. and Greco Brothers of New Jersey Inc., both sister companies, reported that numerous checks had been fraudulently cashed against their business accounts.

Dfc. Lawrence Hall of the Middletown Police Department conducted a joint investigation with the United States Secret Service which determined that the payments made to Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey by the companies for their employee’s health benefits premiums had been compromised when two employees of Horizon had photocopied the original checks submitted as payment and then gave the copies to other members of the ring.

The information from the copies was then used to produce counterfeit checks which were then cashed. The three additional arrests have brought the number of people charged in the investigation to fourteen.

Police reported the arrests of Shalitha Banks, age 42, from Tiffany Blvd in Newark, NJ, Derricka Thomas, age 35, from Chadwick Avenue Newark, NJ and Aaron Stevens, age 40, from Netherwood Place, also in Newark. Banks and Thomas were employees of Horizon who police say photocopied the checks and provided them to Stevens. Stevens would then use the information form the checks to create fraudulent checks which were then cashed.

Banks and Thomas were each charged with Conspiracy to commit theft by deception. Banks was released on her own recognizance and Thomas was held on $20,000.00 bail with no 10% option. Stevens was charged with Conspiracy to commit theft by deception and Theft by deception. He was held on $100,000.00 bail with no 10% option. Bail on all subjects was set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Police reported that Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield was extremely cooperative throughout the entire investigation.

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