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Ridgefield Park Woman Charged with Theft by Deception, Tampering with Public Record

By rlsmetro on
Ridgefield Park

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Yun J. Kim, 73, of Ridgefield Park, on charges of theft by deception and tampering with public records.

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General Office of Investigation New York Field Division and The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s New York Field Office.

According to Prosecutor Musella, on Thursday, February 4, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received information regarding Kim from The Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General Office of Investigation New York Field Division relative to the unauthorized taking of federal benefits, specifically Supplemental Security Income. 

An investigation revealed that Kim had created a false identity including a social security number, a United States passport, and a New Jersey non-driver ID, and she used this identity to apply for and receive approximately $37,000 in benefits that she was not entitled to receive.

Prosecutor Musella said that on Wednesday, August 4, Kim was arrested and charged with theft by deception and tampering with public records. 

According to Prosecutor Musella, Kim is scheduled for her first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Wednesday, August 18.