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Jersey City Parole Officer Charged with Theft by Deception

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Public Integrity Unit, Internal Affairs Section in conjunction with the North Bergen Police Department, arrested and charged a New Jersey Parole Officer with Theft by Deception following an investigation.

According to officials, Jorge Ortega, age 41, of Jersey City, was arrested in the afternoon on Friday, December 11, at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.

Officials said that Ortega has been charged with Theft by Deception and was released on a summons complaint. His first court appearance is scheduled for January 4, 2021.

The investigation discovered that Ortega, on diverse dates between July and October, used the commonly-called “ticket switch fraud” to change the labels on various higher value items for lower value items at the Target on Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen.

The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.