Paterson Man Allegedly Stole Gourmet Cheese in Moonachie, New Jersey

Moonachie NJ Theft SuspectMoonachie New Jersey police recently apprehended a Paterson man who allegedly burglarized a local business and stole expensive cheese with a value of approximately $160,000.

The suspect reportedly broke into the facility a short time before midnight, with company workers discovering the break-in the following morning. According to officials, the suspect stole the cheese from Grace Kennedy Foods on Moonachie Avenue in Moonachie, NJ. The suspect is accused of unlawfully entering the food distribution facility and stealing pallets of Tastee Cheese, a Jamaican cheese product, from the building’s storage area.

Moonachie detectives conducted an investigation into burglary and initially operated under the assumption that the massive theft had been committed by several people. However, investigators later determined that the suspect was the only one responsible for the theft.

The suspect, an 18-year-old Paterson resident, has been charged with numerous criminal offenses, including theft of movable property, burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, and possession of burglary tools.

After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was ordered held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack on a bail amount of $150,000.

For more information about this case, view the article, “Big Cheese Caper Cracked with Man Sent to the Can, Prosecutor Says.”


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