Prosecutor: West New York man charged with devising $300k fraudulent product shipping scheme

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A West New York man was charged with devising a $300,000 fraudulent product shipping scheme after a multi-faceted investigation between several law enforcement agencies, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced.

Isaac Martinez. Photo courtesy of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Thursday, March 26th, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received information from the Moonachie Police Department regarding Isaac Martinez, also known as Eduardo Martinez, Musella said in a statement.

The situation involved the unauthorized taking of fashion accessories and retail merchandise from a multinational fashion holding company, with a stock and distribution center located in Bergen County.

The investigation revealed that, while acting in his capacity as a warehouse employee, Marinez had conspired to divert in excess of $300,000 worth of products through a fraudulent shipping scheme using the creation of shipping labels with delivery addresses affiliated with Martinez.

As a result, on Wednesday, June 23rd, Martinez, 19, of West New York, was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree conspiracy to commit theft by deception.

He is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on July 7th.

The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Moonachie Police Department, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and the West New York Police Department, Musella explained.

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