East Brunswick man charged with stealing from Social Services board

An East Brunswick man has been charged with defrauding the Middlesex County Board of Social Services.

Alejandro Urgilez, 33, was charged on Dec. 16 with one count of third-degree theft by deception, one count of third-degree forgery and one count of third-degree uttering, according to a statement provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda and Chief Frank Losacco of the East Brunswick Police Department.

Urgilez was charged following an investigation by Detective Ryan Tighe of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, which alleged Urgilez altered copies of benefits checks issued by the Middlesex County Board of Social Services and deposited approximately $12,000 in stolen funds into his bank account, according to the statement.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tighe at 732-745-4335.