Police: Identity thief who stole $50k from Hoboken municipal account arrested

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An identity thief who circumvented security protocols to steal $50,000 from a bank account registered with the City of Hoboken was arrested on Friday, police said. 

Hoboken police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Cameron Gaskins, 30, of Jersey City, was charged with computer criminal activity, theft of identity, theft by deception, forgery and credit card theft, according to city spokesman Juan Melli.

On August 11, the Hoboken Police Department Detective Bureau was advised that there were questionable withdrawals being made out of a City of Hoboken municipal account and the City’s Finance Department contacted police when they noticed the irregularities, officials said.

Through an audit, it was determined that over $50,000 had been improperly removed from the account over a short period of time, police said, noting that the money has since been recovered.

The investigation, conducted by Hoboken Police Detective Andrew Perez, uncovered that access was gained into the account by Gaskins, who circumvented security protocols, authorities said.

Gaskins was arrested in a joint effort between the Jersey City and Hoboken Police Departments on Friday at 8 p.m., being apprehended at an address on Stegman Parkway in Jersey City, Hoboken Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante told Hudson County View.

“Identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in the United States – any person, business, or government can be victimized on any given day,” he added via a prepared statement.

“These crimes are very difficult to solve, yet Detective Andrew Perez showed commitment to our city and our department in executing an outstanding investigation that put a three-time convicted felon behind bars within 8 days of the start of the investigation. I am proud of his work as a new detective.”

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, as well as Hoboken Police Captain Charles Campbell, also commended the law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation.

Furthermore, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office will be working with the Hoboken PD for an ongoing probe of the compromised bank account and bank officials have been contacted regarding security concerns.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Stop with the pat on the back BS. A 10 year old child could have solved this extremely easy case. The evidence was handed to you by a paper trail and all the available technology. It’s a job and he is suppose to capture the wrong doer why the awards and praise. It only gives police big heads and a invincible attitude.

  2. Must have been someone who was unlawfully towed multiple times seeking Justice when it could not be found in the Zimmer corrupted Municipal Court. When will Zimmer be held accountable for the 5 million ticketing towing – much of it unlawful?

  3. Luigi it is Zimmer PR bull! She would like to cover up her own multimillion dollar corruption by pointing a finger at someone who has comparatively taken quarters. We deserve an honest and competent government no matter who is in office. Zimmer is the worst, most corrupt Mayor this town has ever seen – I hear this over and over again.

    • What corruption are you speaking of? You make these wild accusations with no proof or evidence or an actual incident to reference. So explain this multimillion dollar corruption? What was it? Say nothing and you have no credibility whatsoever.

      PS If a person hears voices over and over again in their head they should seek help

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