A Harrison man has pleaded guilty to his role in helping file a $139,000 false loan in order to purchase a Bentley, Attorney General Chris Porrino announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
John Jarzabek, 27, of Harrison, pleaded guilty to second degree insurance fraud in a hearing before Judge Susan Steele in Bergen County Superior Court yesterday.
As part of the plea agreement, the state will recommend a four-year prison sentence when Jarzabek is sentenced on October 14.
Back in March, Jarzabek and his parents Chester Jarzabek, 63, and Anna Jarzabek, 62, were accused of conspiracy, insurance fraud, and other offenses for allegedly falsifying a car loan application to buy the pre-owned luxury vehicle.
In pleading guilty this week, Jarzabek admitted to misrepresenting to an insurance company that the car had been stolen when it was not.
“Lying to and stealing from an insurance company is a serious crime with serious consequences, as this defendant is learning the hard way,” Porrino said in a statement. “He’s now facing prison time for trying to cheat the system to make a quick buck.”
According to authorities, Jarzabek and his parents purchased the Bentley from D.I.B. Leasing in Teterboro, a now-defunct dealership where the 27-year-old worked.
The trio were also accused of falsifying a car loan application and providing bogus documents to inflate their income to obtain financing for the luxury vehicle, officials said.
A bookkeeper for D.I.B. Leasing, Michael Ricciardi, 54, of Wayne, previously pleaded guilty to third degree conspiracy for his role in the scheme.
As part of his plea agreement, the state will recommend a three-year prison term when he is sentenced on October 7.
The general manager of the dealership, Hector Marquez, 43, of Monroe previously pleaded guilty to second-degree insurance fraud for his part in the scheme.
The state has agreed to recommend a seven-year prison term when he is sentenced on January 20, 2017.
The charges against Chester Jarzabek and Anna Jarzabek are pending.