Prosecutor: North Bergen duo stole $349k from Union City-based staffing company


A North Bergen duo has been charged with stealing approximately $349,000 from a Union City-based staff company between August 2019 and November 2022, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Angelica Morales Fuentes, 30, and Hector Ortiz, 39, both of North Bergen, are charged with theft by deception and conspiracy, Suarez said in a statement.

Morales Fuentes is additionally charged with computer criminal activity, a second-degree crime. Both were arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and released on a summons following their first court appearances.

The investigation found that Morales Fuentes accessed the payroll system of a Union City-based staffing company, created multiple fictitious employee accounts, and diverted wages into a joint bank account she shared with Ortiz.

Approximately $349,000 was stolen from the business between August 2019 and November 2022.

Suarez credited the Special Investigations Unit with the investigation and arrests.

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