Law & Justice

Father and Son Arrested for Trade Name Fraud

Anthony C. Innarella Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
Anthony A. Innarella Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Prosecutor's Office

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A father and his son, both from Pennsylvania, face charges of fraudulently obtaining New Jersey Certificates of Trade from the Somerset County Clerk's Office, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson

Anthony C. Innarella, 60, of Willow Lane, Kunkletown, Pa. and his son Anthony A. Innarella, 32, of Applewood Drive, Bethlehem, Pa. both faces charges of 3rd degree, identity theft, 3rd degree forgery and 3rd degree conspiracy to commit identity theft according to Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor

Robertson provided the following account:

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The Somerset County Clerk’s Office contacted the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office in February to report that a number of New Jersey Certificates of Trade Names may have been fraudulently obtained in the names of individuals who had not authorized the use of their names and personal information.

Detectives from the prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations conducted an investigation and determined that from Feb.15, through April 25 there were three separate incidents involving three victims. The victims were contacted by detectives and confirmed that they had not applied for or signed any documents to register a Certificate of Trade Name.  

Surveillance footage from the County Clerk’s Office confirmed that both defendants went to the Somerset County Clerk’s Office between those dates and applied for Trade Name Certificates.

On July 21 the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) confirmed to local authorities that that Anthony A. Innarella was incarcerated in the North Hampton County Jail, in Easton, Pa. After waiving extradition back to New Jersey he was transported to the Somerset County Jail, and subsequently release.

On Aug. 2 Anthony C. Innarella reported to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. He was processed and lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing. 

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