North Bergen police seeking man who used fraudulent $26k check to buy BMW

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The North Bergen Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a man who wrote a fraudulent check for nearly $26,000 to purchase a BMW from a township car dealership.

Wilfredo Montanez Jr. Photo courtesy of North Bergen police.
Wilfredo Montanez Jr. Photo courtesy of North Bergen police.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Wilfredo Montanez, Jr., 34, of Union City, is wanted for theft by deception after writing a fraudulent check, which was certified, for $25,780 to purchase a black BMW X5, the police department posted on their Facebook page on Friday.

The vehicle has yet to be recovered and Montanez’s whereabouts are currently unknown, police said.

Anyone with any information on Montanez should contact the North Bergen Police Department Detective Bureau at 201-392-2092.

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