FLORHAM PARK, NJ- On March 10, 2017, Florham Park Police took a report of an identity theft and fraud perpetrated against an elderly resident. The fraud was discovered by the victim’s daughter while she was reviewing bank records and financial statements and noticed multiple unauthorized transactions.

The incident was investigated by Detective Michael Neilan. Following a lengthy and thorough investigation, Detective Neilan was able to determine that the victim’s home health care aid, (Elizabeth Perez, age 43 from Randolph, NJ) was responsible for the fraudulent transactions and had procured a credit card using false information belonging to the victim.

On August 4, 2017, Ms. Perez was arrested by Detective Neilan and charged with the following offenses:

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  •   Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

  •   False Statement in Procuring a Credit Card

  •   Credit Card Theft

  •   Impersonation

  •   Theft of Movable Property

    Ms. Perez was processed at Florham Park Police Headquarters and released pending a future Superior Court appearance.

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    On August 5, 2017 at 12:38am, Patrolman Thomas Ciasullo stopped a vehicle on Brooklake Road after observing unauthorized lights affixed to the vehicle. While speaking to the driver (Nicholas P. Reynolds, age 23 from Chatham, NJ) Officer Ciasullo detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle and observed signs of impairment.

    Subsequent field sobriety tests were conducted which indicated that Mr. Reynolds was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was further intoxicated. Mr. Reynolds was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was administered a breath test. The results of the breath test revealed Mr. Reynolds was under the influence of alcohol and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely.

    Mr. Reynolds was processed and charged with the following offenses prior to being released to a responsible adult pending a Florham Park Municipal Court date:

 

Charges and allegations contained in any complaint are merely accusations and all defendants listed in this press release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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  •   DWI

  •   Reckless Driving

  •   Unapproved Equipment

  •   Tinted Windows

  •   No Front License Plate

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    On August 7, 2017 at 2:06am, Patrolman Daniel Bundschuh observed a vehicle on Brooklake Road drift to the right side of the roadway and strike an object, later determined to be garbage cans. Patrolman Bundschuh stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver (Christina M. Fico, age 29 from Madison, NJ) he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle and observed signs of impairment.

    Subsequent field sobriety tests were conducted which indicated that Ms. Fico was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was further intoxicated. Ms. Fico was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was administered a breath test. The results of the breath test revealed Ms. Fico was under the influence of alcohol and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely. Ms. Fico was processed and charged with the following offenses prior to being released to a responsible adult pending a Florham 

  • On August 7, 2017 at 2:06am, Patrolman Daniel Bundschuh observed a vehicle on Brooklake Road drift to the right side of the roadway and strike an object, later determined to be garbage cans. Patrolman Bundschuh stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver (Christina M. Fico, age 29 from Madison, NJ) he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle and observed signs of impairment.

    Subsequent field sobriety tests were conducted which indicated that Ms. Fico was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was further intoxicated. Ms. Fico was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was administered a breath test. The results of the breath test revealed Ms. Fico was under the influence of alcohol and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely.

    Ms. Fico was processed and charged with the following offenses prior to being released to a responsible adult pending a Florham Park Municipal Court date:

    •   DWI

    •   DWI Within 1000’ of a School

    •   Reckless Driving

    •   Failure to Maintain a Lane

    •   Leaving the Scene of an Accident

    •   Failure to Report an Accident

    •   Careless Driving

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      On August 8, 2017 at 10:58am, while observing traffic for violations, Officer Richard Wronski observed a vehicle with an expired registration pass his location on Columbia Turnpike. Officer Wronski conducted a stop of the vehicle and while speaking to the driver (Brandon K. Bedney, age 30, from Brooklyn, NY) he observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. When questioned about the paraphernalia, Mr. Bedney acknowledged it and admitted to smoking marijuana and having marijuana in the vehicle.

      Officer Wronski conducted a search of the vehicle based on this information and located suspected marijuana.

  • Charges and allegations contained in any complaint are merely accusations and all defendants listed in this press release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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    Mr. Bedney was placed under arrest and transported to Florham Park Police Headquarters where he was charged with the following offenses:

  •   Possession of Less 50 grams of Marijuana

  •   Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

  •   Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle

  •   Unregistered Motor Vehicle

  •   No Liability Insurance

  •   Failure to Produce Documents

    Mr. Bedney was released pending a future Florham Park Municipal Court date.

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    On August 8, 2017, Florham Park Police responded to HSBC Bank for a report of a fraud in progress. Bank employees reported that an unknown male was attempting to pass a fraudulent check. Officer Daniel Bundschuh arrived and located the suspect in the bank (identified as Dajon K. Flowers, age 26 from Jersey City, NJ). Sergeant Christopher D’Ambola and Officer Michael Zvolensky arrived on scene. After a brief investigation, Mr. Flowers was placed under arrest by Officer Zvolensky and transported to police headquarters.

    Detective Sergeant Brian Ford and Detective Frank Pietropinto responded and checked the surrounding area for an involved vehicle. An occupied suspect vehicle was located across the street. Both detectives observed the occupants fixated on HSBC Bank. The vehicle then left the parking lot and began to drive around the area of the bank. Detective Sergeant Ford and Detective Pietropinto stopped the vehicle and identified the occupants (Timothy D. Daniels Jr, age 26 from Brooklyn, NY and Tynika D. Johnson, age 25 from New York, NY). While speaking to the occupants, an odor of burnt marijuana was detected by both detectives. The parties also provided the detectives with conflicting stories as to why they were in the area. A search of their vehicle revealed suspected marijuana and an envelope containing the name Dajon Flowers, the suspect inside HSBC Bank. Ms. Johnson and Mr. Daniels then admitted to the detectives their involvement in the attempted fraud. They were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

    At police headquarters, Mr Flowers was processed and charged by Officer Zvolensky with the following offense:

  •  Conspiracy to Utter a Forged Document
    He was released pending a future Superior Court date.

    FLORHAM PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

    PRESS RELEASE

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    Robert Treiber

    Chief of Police

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    Charges and allegations contained in any complaint are merely accusations and all defendants listed in this press release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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    Mr Daniels was processed and charged by Detective Pietropinto with the following offenses:

  •   Conspiracy to Utter a Forged Document

  •   Possession of Less 50 grams of Marijuana
    He was released pending a future Superior Court date.

    Ms. Johnson was processed and charged by Detective Sergeant Ford with the following offenses:

  •   Conspiracy to Utter a Forged Document

  •   Possession of Less 50 grams of Marijuana

  •   Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle

  •   Improper Display Of License Plates

  •   Failure to Produce Documents

    She was released pending a future Superior Court date. **********************************************************************************************************

    On August 8, 2017 at 10:59pm, Patrolman Daniel Bundschuh reported checking on a vehicle pulled off into the shoulder of Route 24 west. While speaking to the driver (Edward Kra, age 59 from Newark, NJ) Officer Bundschuh detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle and observed signs of impairment.

    Officer Bundschuh attempted field sobriety tests; however, Mr. Kra was unable to stand without assistance. Mr. Kra was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was administered a breath test. The results of the breath test revealed Mr. Kra was under the influence of alcohol and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely.

    Mr. Kra was processed and charged with the following offenses prior to being released to a responsible adult pending a Florham Park Municipal Court date:

     DWI

  • Charges and allegations contained in any complaint are merely accusations and all defendants listed in this press release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. 

     Reckless Driving

    FLORHAM PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT