Newton – Forgery/False Documents Arrest
NEWTON – On 1/28/14 at 3:14p.m., Newton Police responded to the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles Agency for a report of a male presenting false documents in an attempt to obtain a New Jersey Identification.
Subsequent investigation lead to the arrest of Erick Chocoj, age 26, of Spring Street, Newton for producing a fraudulent Social Security card and a fraudulent passport and identification card from Guatemala.
As a result, Chocoj was arrested and charged with the following offenses:
N.J.S. 2C:21-1A(3) Forgery (Third Degree)
N.J.S. 2C:21-2.1c False Documents (Third Degree)
Bail was set by Judge Mulhern at $15,000.00 no 10% and lodged in the Sussex County Jail in default of bail.
Due to the unclear status of Chocoj being in the United States, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was contacted.
Investigating Officers: Ptl. John Flanagan, Ptl. Shawn Burke and Sgt. Frank Philhower
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