Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of Schemika S. Williams, 27, of Hackensack, on identity theft and tampering with public records fraud related charges.
Earlier this month, members of the BCPO White Collar Crimes Unit received information from New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission representatives who had identified Williams as an individual who had her image (Driver’s License Photograph) associated with more than one driver’s license. The fraud was identified as a result of the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission’s ongoing anti-fraud initiative.
Upon receipt of the information, BCPO detectives conducted an investigation which revealed that Williams had two New Jersey driver’s licenses: one in her name and one in the name of another woman.
It was also learned that she was wanted in other states on fraud and identity theft related charges.
Upon establishing a current residence, detectives found that Williams was leasing her present apartment under the identity of yet another fraudulent identity.
On August 12, she was located and arrested at her home subsequent to a court authorized search warrant that was executed at her residence.
At the time of her arrest, Williams was found to be in possession of additional documents and forms of fictitious and/ or stolen identification.
Williams was charged with obtaining a New Jersey Driver’s License by knowingly displaying or uttering documents or other writings which falsely purported to be a driver’s license, birth certificate or other document issued by a governmental agency or which belonged or pertained to another and tampering with public records with the intent to defraud.
She was remanded to the Bergen County Jail Annex in lieu of bail which had been set at $75,000 with no 10% cash alternative by the Honorable Louis J. Dinice, Judge of the Bergen County Central Municipal Court.