Five men were recently charged with committing credit card theft and other fraud crimes in Morris County, New Jersey.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office conducted an exhaustive investigation into the suspects and eventually uncovered enough evidence to place the men under arrest. The suspects allegedly used illegal means to obtain money in an amount greater than $500K.
One of the suspects is the 61-year-old owner of Smiles II, a popular go-go bar in Roxbury, New Jersey. The other suspects in the racketeering case include a 28-year-old Edgewater NJ man, a 47-year-old man from Succasunna NJ, a 23-year-old Montclair NJ male, and a 71-year-old man who resides in Elizabeth, New Jersey. One of the suspects, the 47-year-old Succasunna man, is said to be a manager at the Roxbury NJ go-go bar.
Meanwhile, a sixth person who is believed to be a co-conspirator in the case remains at large.
The suspects all recently appeared in Morris County Superior Court, located in Morristown NJ, to address official criminal complaints filed against them. They have been charged with numerous crimes, including money laundering, racketeering, theft by deception, credit card fraud, failure to file state income taxes, and conspiracy.
The criminal case is being handled by the NJ Attorney General’s Office, so it goes without saying that the charges are being taken very seriously by prosecutors and law enforcement.
All of the men were being held at the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail amounts that ranged from $100,000 all the way up to $250,000.
Money Laundering, Racketeering Charges in Roxbury NJ
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Roxbury Go-Go Bar Owner Charged with Money Laundering, Report Says.”