Hackettstown in the News. 2020 edition

A popular scam involving fake checks and gift cards took a new twist that snared a Warren County, NJ woman, Hackettstown police said. The ruse involves a scammer mailing a fake or fraudulent check to a target, with the plan for the target to depos...
https://www.syracuse.com/us-news/2020/01/check-scammer-posed-as-new-kids-on-the-block-member.html


Ugh! Will these people ever get jobs and earn an honest living? Lots of jobs available out there.

Thanks for starting this new thread, Bug3.

Calico696 Calico696
January 2nd

Can you believe she cashed the check......

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
January 2nd

Someone posing as Jordan Knight didn’t send up a red flag?


Sounds like she was arrested for bank fraud


http://www.hackettstownpd.net/News___Press_Releases.html

Police release a few videos showing break-ins at two separate locations. Asking for help from the public in identifying the crooks.

The clown in the one video went out of his way to leave as many fingerprints as he could it seems! LOL

https://www.facebook.com/hackettstownpd/videos/479342419442914/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

https://www.facebook.com/hackettstownpd/videos/2341534565947279/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

https://www.facebook.com/hackettstownpd/videos/757765214717802/?epa=SEARCH_BOX


That woman was so gullible, that I don't know whether to feel sorry for her or not. It's just so outrageous to think someone 42 would fall for it. I hope she learned her lesson and others learn by it.

DogDayAfternoon
January 3rd

"Police release a few videos showing break-ins at two separate locations. Asking for help from the public in identifying the crooks.

The clown in the one video went out of his way to leave as many fingerprints as he could it seems! LOL"

It's all the same robbery just from different cameras.


Looks like all they took was cigarettes. SMH

Calico696 Calico696
January 3rd

There were two robberies. It seems I only posted the one location with the various views.

Here is the second robbery video.

https://www.facebook.com/hackettstownpd/videos/619137908657923/

https://www.facebook.com/hackettstownpd/videos/523863844882195/


I even saw this on the Channel 7 News tonight. What a jerk, I hope he is local and someone knows him. (or if out of town, someone sees these videos and turns the idiot in!)

Hackresident Hackresident
January 3rd

Saw some chatter on facebook that some friends of his know who it is and they are turning him in........whether it's true or not I don't know, but this is obv. a kid who is NOT a harddened criminal....Owner of that store is such a nice man, it breaks my heart he has to deal with this.....But I bet it won't be long before they nail at least the one from Express Mart.

littlelu littlelu
January 4th

They got him! The Express Mart dude anyway....... https://www.facebook.com/hackettstownpd/photos/a.310206102368995/2775596172496630/?type=3&theater

littlelu littlelu
January 4th

Awesome! I can't wait for the release of the name. My wife and I have a very short list of who we were thinking it is. I'd be curious if we are correct.


Looked like the same guy in both break-ins to me, at first, but then watched again and the BP guy had more pep in his step to get what he wanted and get out.
The other fool was just that, a fool.
Glad they got the one. I'm sure the other will be picked up soon enough.

As for the Mansfield woman who fell for the check fraud, they need to look more into her story. AND IF that singers name was being used for fraud, HOW CAN SHE BE THAT STUPID!!??

Botheredbyuu2 Botheredbyuu2
January 5th

Put down the dope, put down the Meth. Get to work...


Woman stabs person in dispute about having beer inside home, police say
A 46-year Mansfield Township woman stabbed a male after confronting him about having beer inside a residence in Hackettstown, police report. Officers were called at 6:30 p.m. Saturday to an apartment in the 200 block of Main Street to assist in a ...
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2020/01/woman-stabs-person-in-dispute-about-having-beer-inside-home-police-say.html


What's wrong with having beer at home? Geez.... Psycho....


Good thing he didn't have a bottle of Jack......

Calico696 Calico696
January 7th

what the h-ll happened to the trash that's became part of Hackettstown?

Hackresident Hackresident
January 7th

From Warren County Department of Public Safety's FB page:

A message from the Public Safety Director:

It has come to my attention that our friend Sergeant Perkins, Hackettstown PD is in need of our support. Sgt. Perkins was diagnosed with renal carcinoma in 2019 and requires blood transfusions. The Mansfield PBA #369 will be hosting a blood drive at the Miller Street Firehouse from 0900hrs to 1500hrs on Saturday January 25th.

This blood drive will not only help Sgt. Perkins but will also be of assistance for two other young Hackettstown residents stricken with cancer. Please come out and donate if you can. Walk-ins are welcome but it is best to make an appointment by calling 1-800-933-2566 or by visiting the New York Blood Centers website: donate.nybc.org

Calico696 Calico696
January 15th

15 year old charged for gas station robbery.

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/2020/01/15-year-old-charged-in-gas-station-smash-and-grab-burglary-cops-say.html

Calico696 Calico696
January 16th

Maybe if he had a longer school day......

strangerdanger strangerdanger
January 16th

From a Hackettstown Police press release on fb today....."Parminderjeet S. Sandhu, 66, of Long Valley, New Jersey, and Paramjit Singh, 62, of Ohio, each pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to informations charging them with conspiracy to commit health care fraud."


Links are important. Here's the link to the Sandhu article from WRNJ.

https://wrnjradio.com/doctor-with-offices-in-warren-morris-counties-and-accomplice-admit-to-2m-health-care-fraud-scheme

Calico696 Calico696
4 weeks ago

Couldn't link because it was on fb and I know not everyone has it...............


Press Release (1/28/20): Doctor and Co-Defendant Admit Roles in Health Care Fraud Scheme

TRENTON, N.J. – A doctor with offices in Washington, Hackettstown, and Succasunna, New Jersey, and his co-defendant today admitted their roles in a health care conspiracy to bill Medicare and private health insurance companies for medical services fraudulently claimed to have been provided by a licensed medical doctor, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Parminderjeet S. Sandhu, 66, of Long Valley, New Jersey, and Paramjit Singh, 62, of Ohio, each pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to informations charging them with conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

“Dr. Sandhu defrauded Medicare and private insurers – and, worse, put his patients at risk – by allowing those patients to be treated by Singh, a man who had lost his medical license,” U.S. Attorney Carpenito said. “Our office continues to work tirelessly to protect the integrity of federal healthcare programs and to make sure that patients do not suffer unnecessary harm from unscrupulous healthcare providers like these two defendants.”

“It's frightening to think that your doctor could be putting your health in the hands of someone who is practicing without a license,” FBI Newark Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie said. “Dr. Sandhu put his patients at risk while defrauding them as well as their insurers. The FBI remains committed to investing its resources to combat these types of schemes because patients have every right to expect that the care they are receiving is from a qualified medical professional who is acting in the patient's best interest. We urge anyone who is aware of healthcare fraud to contact us.”

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From August 2014 through October 2017, Sandhu and Singh caused $2,211,975 to be billed to Medicare and private health insurance companies for medical services claimed to have been provided by Sandhu at Sandhu’s medical practice, Medical Care Associates Urgent Care Inc. In reality, those services were actually performed by Singh, whom Sandhu had hired to treat patients, despite knowing that Singh had lost his license to practice medicine anywhere in the United States. Sandhu issued prescriptions – including prescriptions for opioids – in Sandhu’s name for patients seen by Singh, even though Sandhu never met with the patients himself. As a result of the conspiracy, Sandhu’s medical practice was paid $1,162,253 for treatment fraudulently provided by Singh.

Under terms of the plea agreement, if the court accepts the plea, each defendant will be sentenced to 18 months in prison. In addition, Sandhu and Singh have each agreed to pay $1,162,253 in restitution. Sandhu has agreed to forfeiture of $829,561 and Singh has agreed to forfeiture of $332,692. Sentencing is scheduled for April 28, 2020.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Ehrie, and the Hackettstown and Roxbury police departments with the investigation leading to today’s guilty pleas.

littlelu littlelu
4 weeks ago

I have to say Im happy to see the outcome of this. I remember when it was first reported that Sanduh hired Singh and that he didnt have a license......just glad to see the follow up and that Sandhu will spend a bit of time in jail.....I think if the plea is accepted it'll be 18 months and of course pay back quite a bit of money.....

I use to go to him all the time, but we stopped years ago. After he brought on his son. His son had made some very stupid mistakes with where I was suppose to get an MRI on....I mean it was the kind of mistake that made me feel like he paid no attention at all to what I was saying.....The office was becoming nothing more then a money making machine.....which apparently that's exactly what was happening....

littlelu littlelu
4 weeks ago

Is Sandhu still a Doctor ? Or did he lose his license ?

PREDATOR PREDATOR
4 weeks ago

Thanks for posting this info. I was just wondering yesterday what ever happened to the case.


They were all let loose and are practicing with happy patients today :)


Convicted, fined required to pay almost 2 million in fines and restitution, may be sentenced up to 18 months in prison.


https://www.dailyitem.com/news/snyder_county/susquehanna-university-student-facing-felony-drug-charges/article_f42c4016-d490-580b-8a71-a50a14c8d1ce.html

From Boy Scout to Campus Drug Dealer


Matthew A. Cassini

Guess Who
3 weeks ago

"Witnesses told police that Cassini left the drugs and paraphernalia in their room because he believed his room was going to be searched, court records said."

Hey man, not my drugs. I was holding the bag for a friend.......


That will hurt the resume


Somebody must have been pretty bored to search for stuff like that on the internet...and then pretty nasty to share it


Bored? Hardly. Got the link from someone else. Nasty? Nope. What's nasty is what this kid was doing. That's nasty. Should we hide and cover up "nasty" stuff like this? I don't think so. It's in the news for a reason. Complain to the police department that arrested him for being "nasty" in doing so.

Somebody must be related/friends with the family.

Guess Who
3 weeks ago

He doesn't live in Hackettstown any more...sounds like someone just trying to start trouble


People make mistakes...and they pay for them...but to try to humiliate them publically just because you can...by posting a link and then his name for an incident not related to Hackettstown area...seems like a personal vendetta against the kid or his family....if the incident happened around Hackettstown...post away...then it becomes a public concern but to dig something up some stupid college kid did in another state seems abit silly


$100 says the kid was getting the product locally and selling it at school... which makes it relevant locally. Maybe he got it in Warren County or maybe he made trips to Spanish Harlem, but I seriously doubt he set up a weed and coke connection in Susquehanna PA as a college freshman from out of state...


Bremner, Hackettstown wrestlers on verge of ‘something special’
These are exciting times to be a Hackettstown wrestler. “We have the feeling we can do something great,” said senior 138-pounder Christian Bremner. “This is the first time I have seen our team this way. I can’t even explain the difference in the t...
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/highschoolsports/2020/02/bremner-hackettstown-wrestlers-on-verge-of-something-special.html


I don't know which is more disgusting... what this guy did or the people who defend him.

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2020/02/former-tech-employee-at-moravian-centenary-downloaded-thousands-of-images-of-child-porn.html

ianimal ianimal
2 days ago

He might want to try to be a top 5% citizen instead.....

Metsman Metsman
2 days ago

Despicable! Lock him up!

Calico696 Calico696
2 days ago

Trader Joe’s or aldi should go in the old a&p in mt olive or what’s left of it after the gym or even a Whole Foods I know population blah blah blah perfect size though


It would also be nice to see something go in the old Acme in Washington

Abc123
2 days ago

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