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Paterson Man Accused of Using Someone’s Identity to Obtain DL in Bergen County

By kcora on
Bergen County Paterson

Authorities today announced the arrest of Mohamad Khalaifeh, 36, of Paterson, on Identity Theft and Tampering with Public Records charges.  

According to authorities, in September 2017, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information from New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission representatives who accused Khalaifeh of providing personal identifying information and documents of another person to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission in order to obtain a New Jersey driver’s license.  

Upon receipt of the information, detectives conducted an investigation which revealed that Khalaifeh had, in fact, received a New Jersey driver’s license as a result of fraud. 

Police today arrested Khalaifeh at his Paterson home and charged with one count of Obtaining a New Jersey Driver’s License/ Identification by Knowingly Displaying or Uttering the Personal Identifying Information and Documents of Another and one count of Tampering with Public Records with the Intent to Defraud.

Authorities released Khalaifeh pending his first appearance scheduled for December 20th at the Bergen County Central Judicial Court.

Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.