What to know
- A New Jersey duo is charged with alleged involvement in theft of more than $ 250,000 and personal information from at least 50 people, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
- Shemar Rogers and Tariah Darby, both 22 years old and from New Brunswick, were arrested Tuesday.
- Additional arrests were made during the ongoing month-long investigation.
A New Jersey duo is charged with alleged involvement in theft of more than $ 250,000 and personal information from at least 50 people, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Shemar Rogers and Tariah Darby, both 22 years old and from New Brunswick, were arrested Tuesday. Rogers has been charged with promoting organized street crime, theft by deception, conspiracy to commit theft by deception, money laundering, identity theft, and trafficking in first degree personal identity information. all second degree crimes, while Darby was charged with second degree conspiracy, third degree theft, fraud, and money laundering, Ylanda Ciccone, Middlesex District Attorney, Chief Rick Abrams of the Highland Park Police Department, and Director Anthony Caputo of New The Brunswick Police Department announced jointly on Thursday.
Legal information for the defendant was not immediately available.
The charges stem from a multi-agency investigation that culminated Tuesday in a search of her residence at the Quincy Apartments in New Brunswick. During the search, detectives allegedly confiscated money, jewelry, goods purchased with funds from the alleged victims, and a BMW 430i – all valued at more than $ 250,000.
A pistol, 12 rounds of ammunition in the weapon, a loose round of hollow point ammunition, checks with different names, a New York driver’s license with a different name and a money counter are also said to have been confiscated.
During the month-long investigation, five other people were arrested on charges of attempted third-degree theft by deceit and third-degree conspiracy of theft by deceit.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information can call the Middlesex County Attorney at 732-745-4335.