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Glen Rock NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of WILLIAM T. MCCUE (DOB: 02/12/1947; single; and self-employed as an art dealer) of 60 Grandview Avenue, Glen Rock, New Jersey on charges of Theft By Deception, Unauthorized Practice Of Law, and Forgery. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Glen Rock Police Department under the direction of Chief Dean Ackermann.
In December 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received a complaint from a victim who hired William McCUE to represent him in an estate settlement. The victim claimed that he paid McCUE $15,500.00 in legal and professional fees for the estate work, but later learned that McCUE had been disbarred from practicing law.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the New Jersey Supreme Court had disbarred McCUE from the practice of law in 1998. The investigation further revealed that McCUE deposited the monies from the victim into his personal bank account and used them for his own purposes. McCUE also forged the victim’s signature on multiple checks amounting to $21,500.00 for a total loss of $37,000.00.
As a result of the investigation, William McCUE was arrested on February 22, 2019 in Glen Rock and charged with two counts of Theft By Deception, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4, a 3rd degree crime; one count of Unauthorized Practice Of Law, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-22B(2), a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Forgery in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1A(2), a 3rd degree crime.
McCUE is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would like to thank the Glen Rock Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.