Home Breaking News

Parole officer charged in alleged ‘ticket switch fraud’ case

On Dec. 11, law enforcement arrested and charged 41-year-old Jersey City resident Jorge Ortega, a New Jersey Parole Officer, with Theft by Deception.

According to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the arrest comes after an investigation by the HCPO’s  Public Integrity Unit, Internal Affairs Section in conjunction with the North Bergen Police Department.

According to the press release, the investigation revealed that between July and October of this year Ortega allegedly used the commonly-called “ticket switch fraud” to change the labels on various higher value items for lower value items at a Target on Tonnelle Ave. in North Bergen.

Ortega was released with a summons complaint as the charge is a disorderly person’s offense.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the HCPO Public Integrity Unit, Special Investigations Section and the North Bergen Police Department with the investigation and arrest.

The above charges are merely accusations. Ortega is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

His first court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 4.

Exit mobile version