TOTOWA, NJ - A Borough resident has been arrested and charged with tampering with public records, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced.

Aslon Goow Jr, 40, of Totowa, was arrested Oct. 2 by members of the Passaic County Prosecutors Office Financial Crimes Unit. He has been charged with submitting a fraudulent Totowa Police Report to Experian Credit Reports with the intent to defraud Experian and clear his credit score. The fake report stated that Goow was the victim of an identity theft. Tampering with a public record is a violation of NJSA 2C:28-7A(1), a crime of the third degree and punishable by up to five years in State Prison. 

Goow was released on a summons complaint and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 18 in Paterson. 
 
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.