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Bergen County Officials Charge Paterson Man with Forging $161K US Treasury Check

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Bergen County

By: Tracie Carter 

Law enforcement officials in Bergen County reported the arrest of Mr. Joshua Salazar-Moreno, 21, of Paterson, for attempted theft and uttering a forged document.

According to The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, on Wednesday, October 5, detectives from their Financial Crimes Unit received information from the Carlstadt Police Department regarding multiple financial and banking documents suspected of being fraudulent.

Officials said the investigation revealed that on Monday, August 29, utilizing a third- party's bank account, Salazar-Moreno deposited an altered/fictitious U.S. Treasury check in the amount of $161,637.45 via an automated teller machine (ATM) at a financial institution in Bergen County.

Bergen County authorities said the fraudulent activity was detected before Salazar-Moreno or any co-conspirators were able to deplete these funds.

Prosecutor Musella said the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.