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Rutherford NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of GENESEE L. ORLOWICZ (DOB: 6/20/1977; married; and unemployed) of 98 Elliott Place, Rutherford, NJ on charges of Stalking, Cyber-Harassment, and Impersonation. 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 Rutherford Police Department under the direction of Chief John Russo.
On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit completed a months-long investigation concerning a pattern of fictitious social media accounts on dating and romance websites/applications in the likeness of a 37-year-old victim. The investigation revealed that Genesee L. ORLOWICZ used the Internet to create these accounts and engage with strangers in such a way that invited them to contact the victim, and in some cases arrive at the victim’s home.
Genesee L. ORLOWICZ surrendered on June 6, 2018 in Paramus, New Jersey and was charged with one count of Stalking, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10B, a 4th degree crime, one count of Cyber-Harassment, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4.1A(2), a 4th degree crime, and Impersonation, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-17A(1), a 4th degree crime. ORLOWICZ is scheduled to appear in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Acting Prosecutor Calo would like to thank the Rutherford Police Department for its assistance with this investigation, as well as the Lyndhurst and Saddle River Police Departments, which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.