Hackensack Woman Charged with Exhibiting False Government Identification

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Ms. Jayne D. Garrido-Contreras, 55, of Hackensack, on charges of Knowingly Exhibiting False Government Issued Identifications, Impersonation, Trafficking Personal Identification Information, and Filing A False Report to Law Enforcement.

According to a statement released by The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, in March 2019, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Security and Investigation Unit notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit that Garrido-Contreras had two identities on record and defrauded the MVC. T

According to Bergen County officials, the MVC determined that Garrido-Contreras obtained a non-driver identification in November 2018 and a check of its system also revealed that in November 2011 Garrido-Contreras obtained a non-driver license under the name of a Florida resident.

An investigation by the BCPO’s Financial Crimes Unit revealed that Garrido-Contreras opened three bank accounts using the fraudulent identity and social security card.

Officials say in January 2019, Garrido-Contreras filed a police report with the Hackensack Police Department using the false identification alleging that she was the victim of fraud.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested Garrido-Contreras in Hackensack, then formally charged according to Bergen County officials.

Prosecutor Musella states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Hackensack Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.