Economic Crimes handles and oversees all financial crime investigations throughout the County. It is comprised of Assistant Prosecutors and Detectives with the expertise, training and certifications to conduct and prosecute complex financial investigations such as insurance fraud, contractor fraud, power of attorney abuse, government benefit fraud, embezzlement, theft by deception, money laundering, counterfeit documents, identity theft, credit card fraud, mortgage fraud and the financial exploitation of our senior citizen community.
The Detectives in Economic Crimes are Certified Fraud Examiners. This expertise has resulted in numerous requests for presentations and seminars on the topics of financial crimes, money laundering and senior schemes that continue to impact the citizens of Ocean County and the State of New Jersey.
Senior Fraud Task Force
The primary focus of the Senior Fraud Task Force is to conduct criminal investigations into allegations of financial crimes against the senior citizens of Ocean County. It assists local law enforcement agencies in this specialized area and works with state and federal agencies to further its goal. Given that criminals seek to prey on seniors, we work closely with regulatory agencies such as the Division of Consumer Affairs and Adult Protective Services in an effort to ensure that the senior citizens of Ocean County are protected against emerging fraud scams. The Task Force has investigated crimes involving various forms of theft, forgery, healthcare claim fraud, insurance fraud, identity theft, endangering the welfare of an incompetent, neglect of the elderly and disabled, as well as more violent offenses against the elderly including assault, robbery and burglary.
Members of the Task Force regularly conduct presentations on fraud scams and current trends. If you would like to report a fraud or to schedule a presentation, please contact Sergeant Raymond Gardner at (732) 929-2027, extension 3908.