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NY Man Accused of Practicing Law without a License, Stealing Approximately $30K from Moonachie Company Arrested

Moonachie New Jersey

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of a New York man who is accused of practicing law without a license and cheating a Moonachie company of approximately $30,000.

Today, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office White Collar Crimes Unit arrested Robert M. Paez, 40, of Woodhaven, New York, after a four month investigation revealed that Paez falsely claimed to be an attorney and created fake court documents that were presented to Beauty Plus Trading, Inc. as debt collection filings. In return, Paez received approximately $30,000 from Beauty Plus Trading, Inc.

The investigation also revealed that Paez was never licensed to practice law.  Robert M. Paez was charged with one (1) count each of computer related theft, theft by deception, uttering a forged document, and practicing law without a license.

Paez was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Central Municipal Court tomorrow.