Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Christopher Giordano, also known as Courtney Breese, 30, of Monmouth Junction, on charges of Theft By Deception and Falsifying Records.
Officials say in July 2017, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received information from the Moonachie Police Department of an alleged theft in an amount greater than $150,000.00 from a restaurant based in Teterboro.
During the course of the ensuing investigation, it was determined that Breese entered into a contractual agreement with a New York City based food service organizer to provide lunch to clients in what is known as a “pop-up” restaurant. This written agreement listed a bank account directly under the control of Breese rather than the corporate business operation account held by the “pop-up” restaurant. Breese, in turn, used the funds for personal expenses.
Police say Breese, who had his legal name changed to Christopher Giordano in late 2018, was arrested on Tuesday in Paramus and charged with one count of Theft By Deception in the amount greater than $150,000.00 and one count of Falsifying Records. He is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Mar. 6th.