A Harrison couple, their son and a car dealership manager collaborated to file a $139,000 false loan application for a Bentley, only to torch the car for the insurance money, Acting Attorney General John Jay Hoffman announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Chester Jarzabek, 63, Anna Jarzabek, 61, John Jarzabek, 26, all of Harrison, Hector Marquez, 43, of Monroe and Michael Ricciardi, 53, of Wayne, were charged with falsifying a car loan application, insurance fraud, conspiracy and providing fraudulent documents and in connection to the incident, officials said.
The Jarzabek’s are accused of purchasing the Bentley from the defunct dealership D.I.B. Leasing, formerly located in Teterboro, where John Jarzabek used to be a salesman and Marquez was the dealership manager.
Furthermore, Chester and Anna allegedly purchased the vehicle and conspired with their son and Marquez on how to burn it for insurance money.
Ricciardi, a former bookkeeper for D.I.B. Leasing, is charged with conspiracy for his role in processing the allegedly fraudulent car loan application, authorities said.
Additionally, the Jarzabeks and Marquez were indicted on two counts of second-degree theft by deception, while all four individuals – including Ricciardi – were indicted on two charges of third-degree theft by deception, officials said.
“These defendants are accused of pulling out all stops to line their own pockets,” Hoffman said in a statement.
“It is especially distasteful that the alleged criminal behavior was a family affair. This kind of blatant fraud against banks and insurance companies will be prosecuted vigorously by the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor.”
“The indictment of these alleged co-conspirators clearly illustrates that individuals who engage in these types of illegal activities will be held accountable for their actions,” added Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Christopher Iu.
“We will not tolerate criminals who manipulate the system for their own selfish greed.”