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Teaneck Tax Preparer Charged in COVID-19 Employment Tax Credit Scheme

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Teaneck NJ, a federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging a Bergen County, New Jersey, tax preparer with fraudulently seeking more than $150 million from the IRS by filing more than 1,600 false tax returns for himself and his clients that claimed COVID-19-related employment tax credits, U.S. Attorney Phillip R. Sellinger for the District of New Jersey and Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division announced.

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Four Charged in Scheme to Solicit U.S. Postal Service Employees Steal Mail and Commit Bank Fraud

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NEWARK NJ, Four people were arrested today for their roles in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud, including soliciting U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees to steal check books and credit cards from the mail, depositing fraudulent checks, including pandemic relief checks, and using credit cards without authorization, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

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Bergen County Man Charged With Mail Fraud

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Edgewater NJ, A Bergen County, New Jersey, man appeared in court today on charges of mail fraud related to a scheme through which he submitted thousands of false insurance claims to courier delivery service companies, resulting in a loss of $1.7 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Enrico DiCaprio, a/k/a “Sergio Leone,” a/k/a “Hakan Arikan,” 57, of Edgewater, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of mail fraud. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer in Newark federal court.

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Reader says NJ Ez pass is a scam

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NJ Ez pass is a scam. My personal experience (I have ny account take was issued before nj had the ezpass ). My account has always been in good standing, automatic credit card reimbursement, etc. I have 4 current tags. I put a tag in my newly obtained vehicle with out of state plates while it was here for a month. The garden state parkway toll in wash twps said “tag not read”. To avoid issues, that plate was added to the account 15 minutes later. I received a violation notice (despite meeting all the criteria for NOT being a violation) demanding 1.50 toll and $50 administration fee. I replied as requested online, on the phone, and using their automated system 11 times. They kept sending their lying bs notice. I finally had the last clerk on the phone admit that “their new system was having problems “. I paid the 1.50 toll with a credit card, and made it clear if she tried to ding me the 50 I would dispute the charge and suggest that the local us attorney investigate their practices. Apparently that is how NJ tries to strong arm payments that ate NOT due from unsuspecting motorists who think they may have a registration revoked (it’s not possible ). NJ EZ pass is a corrupt organization (based on my personal experience) and should be investigated. If it was a private company the executives would be indicted for mail fraud wire fraud and corruption for extorting money from motorists that is not due.