Wyckoff, New Jersey Resident Charged with Theft of Moveable Property

An elder women from Bergen County, New Jersey exits her church to find her car “missing”. She later found out that her grandson, a heroin addict, entered the church parking lot, which is located in Wyckoff, New Jersey stole the car. To make matters worse, the defendant took the car to Paterson and sold the car for $200 cash and $150 worth of heroin. The defendant, a twenty-two year old Wyckoff resident, is just another example of the heroin epidemic that has been erupting in Bergen County.

According to the reports, the defendant was residing with his grandmother at the time and he apparently obtained an extra set of keys, which made stealing the car from the church parking lot much easier. However, it wasn’t until the police pulled over another individual in Passaic County, New Jersey, who was operating the stolen car, that they started to put the pieces of the puzzle together. The defendant was charged with theft of moveable property, a crime of the third degree and the individual operating the car in Passaic County was charged with receiving stolen property, also a crime of the third degree. A third degree felony in New Jersey is punishable by up to five years in a state prison and fined up to $15,000. 

Bergen County, NJ Theft of Moveable Property Defense Attorney

The heroin epidemic that has been sweeping through Bergen County for the last couple years seems to be getting worse rather then better. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office has made it well known that they are doing everything within their power to attempt to get a hold of the heroin problem. They have even started using a decades old statute, which allows for them to hold drug dealers, whom are directly responsible for an individual’s overdose responsible, by charging them with strict liability, manslaughter. If you or someone you know has been charged with heroin possession, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, cocaine distribution or theft of moveable property, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. If you would like a free initial consultation with any one of our eight Bergen County criminal defense lawyers, please contact us directly at 1-800-682-4037,