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North Bergen Employee Charged with Secretly Recording Coworker’s Conversation

North Bergen

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said an employee with the Township of North Bergen was arrested Friday on charges relating to conversations she recorded of her colleagues without their consent.

According to Prosecutor Esther Suarez,  Ms. Jennifer Jimenez, 24, of North Bergen, was charged with one count of illegally tape recording conversations, a crime of the third degree.

She was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and released on a summons.

Jimenez is scheduled to make her first court appearance on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the investigation revealed the recordings were done due to an ongoing personal dispute and did not pertain to any official government business, operation, or function.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the HCPO Special Investigations Unit with the arrest. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.