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Sewaren residents charged in connection with remote access scam

Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of three individuals who have been charged for their involvement in a fraud scheme that yielded the seizure of over $450,000.

On April 3, Saurabh Bhambri, 27, of the Sewaren section of Woodbridge, was charged and arrested for financial facilitation of criminal activity, theft by deception, identity theft and forgery, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Dennis McFadden of the Carteret Police Department.

Poonam Bhambri, 57, of Sewaren, was also charged and arrested for financial facilitation of criminal activity, identity theft and forgery.

Karan Bhambri, 30, of Ewing, was charged with conspiracy to commit financial facilitation of criminal activity.

The individuals were charged following an investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office – Special Investigations Unit and the Carteret Police Department with assistance of the Edison Police Department and the Homeland Security Investigation – Newark Field Office.

The defendants are alleged to have set up and used several IT businesses to persuade victims to give them remote access to their personal computers in order to obtain their personal identifying and banking information, according to the statement.

Those businesses include

  • SR Business Services in Woodbridge
  • SKR Communications, LLC in the Colonia section of Woodbridge
  • Earthlink Networking Services, LLC in Woodbridge
  • Inciti Intermodal, LLC in Sewaren
  • Tradex Indous Corporation in Sewaren • Business Web, LLC – Ewing Township • SK Communications in Ewing
  • Inspired Networking Services, LLC in the Dayton section of South Brunswick
  • Shivoham Partnership, LLC in Ewing
  • Delloid, LLC in Sewaren

The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information should call Detective Christopher Van Eerde of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3300 or Detective Anthony Ramos of the Carteret Police Department at 732-541-4181.

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