Glen Rock Man Allegedly Practiced Law Unlawfully, Stole Money
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Mr. William T. McCue, 62 Glen Rock, on charges of Theft By Deception, Unauthorized Practice Of Law, and Forgery.
According to a statement released by authorities, in December 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received a complaint from a victim who hired William McCUE to represent him in an estate settlement.
Authorities say the victim claimed that he paid McCUE $15,500.00 in legal and professional fees for the estate work, but later learned that McCue had been disbarred from practicing law.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the New Jersey Supreme Court had disbarred McCue from the practice of law in 1998.
The investigation further revealed that McCue deposited the monies from the victim into his personal bank account and used them for his own purposes. McCue also forged the victim’s signature on multiple checks amounting to $21,500.00 for a total loss of $37,000.00.
The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Glen Rock Police Department under the direction of Chief Dean Ackermann.
Officials say as a result of the investigation, William McCue was arrested on February 22, 2019, in Glen Rock and charged with two counts of Theft By Deception, Unauthorized Practice Of Law, and one count of Forgery
McCUE is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are mere accusation.
The defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.