NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On 10/05/2020, Sergeant Donald Sretenovic charged Jessica Foerst of Westfield with third degree theft and third degree fraudulent use of a credit card after an investigation was conducted into theft occurring at Foerst's place of employment. The theft reported occurred over several years of her employment which included use of the employer's business credit cards and using the credit cards to pay for Foerst's freelance work. Foerst has been given a court date with the Union County Superior Court.
On 10/03/2020, John Hyland, 49, of Staten Island was arrested on several no bail warrants from Jersey City and Bayonne. The warrants were located during a motor vehicle stop on Mountain Avenue for motor vehicle violations. He was also issued several summonses including driving while his license was suspended. Mr. Hyland was turned over to the Bayonne Police Department.
On 9/29/2020 Sergeant Donald Sretenovic charged Charles Geyer of New Vernon with third degree theft after an investigation was conducted into the theft of earrings from a Borough jeweler. The theft involved a failure to pay or return a pair of earrings from the store. Geyer has been give a court date with the Union County Superior Court.
On 9/07/2020 Corporal Michael Scuorzo charged Stephanie Weinstein of Short Hills with Shoplifting clothing from a Borough fitness facility after an investigation was conducted into the report. Weinstein was given a court date with the New Providence Municipal Court.
There have been numerous residents who have reported fraudulent unemployment claims being made in their names. If your current or former employer contacts you about this issue or you find suspicious and related documents in the mail, please contact the New Providence Police Department to file a report. You will also have to make fraud/identify theft reports with the New Jersey Department of Labor and IRS.
The New Providence Police Department has taken multiple reports of political signs being stolen from lawns throughout the Borough. These types of incidents are considered theft and a violation of trespassing statutes. New Providence Police will investigate these incidents and violations may be subject to being criminally charged. If anyone has information regarding the theft of signs, they are asked to contact the Police Department at 908.665.1111.