Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced the arrest of Mr. Aslon Goow Jr, 40, of Totowa, New Jersey for Tampering with a Public Record, officials say.
According to officials, Goow was arrested Wednesday, October 2 by members of the Passaic County Prosecutors Office Financial Crimes Unit.
Goow is charged with submitting a fraudulent Totowa Police Report to Experian Credit Reports with the intent to defraud Experian and clear his credit score, officials report. The fake report stated that Goow was the victim of identity theft.
Goow was released on a summons complaint and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on October 18 in Paterson, New Jersey, according to officials.
Officials say that Tampering with a Public Record with the intent to defraud is a crime of the third degree punishable by up to five years in New Jersey State Prison.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.