Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Mr. Nicholas Caruso, 49, of South Hackensack, on charges of Theft by Deception and Computer Related Theft.
Officials say the arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutors Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
According to police, in October, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received a complaint that Caruso was suspected of using his Bergen County-based employer’s Amazon and bank accounts to make purchases for himself and to pay his own personal bills.
Officials say an investigation by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit revealed that between July 2015 and September 2018, Caruso, an office manager at a Bergen County-based medical practice, had gained access to his employer’s business checking account and had used online banking and bill pay services to pay his own personal expenses.
Those expenses included credit card and vehicle finance charges according to police.
Caruso also established an Amazon account in his employer’s name, which was attached to the business checking account for payment purposes in which an excess of $150,000 was taken police said.
As a result of the investigation, police arrested Caruso on December 6, 2018, in Hackensack according to police.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.