Bergen County Man Charged with Theft by Deception

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Wilfrues Werner, 56, of Fair Lawn, on a charge Theft By Deception.

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

Officials say in December 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s (“BCPO”) Office Financial Crimes Unit received a complaint against Werner from one of his investors who had given him $250,000 for a real estate investment. WERNER subsequently used the money for his own personal gain.

As a result of the investigation by the BCPO’s Financial Crimes Unit, Werner was arrested on July 23, in Fair Lawn, NJ and charged with one count of Theft By Deception, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4(a), a 2nd degree crime.

Warner is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, on Wednesday, August 7, at 8:30 a.m.

Prosecutor Musella states that this charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Fair Lawn Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.