N.J. family, car dealer accused of torching $139K Bentley for insurance
A Hudson County family and employees of a defunct car dealership are accused of fraudulently financing a $139,000 Bentley and then torching it for the insurance money.
Chester Jarzabek, 63, his wife Anna Jarzabek, 61, and their son John Jarzabek, 26, a car salesman at the former dealership, worked with general manager Hector Marquez at D.I.B Leasing in Teterboro to falsify a car loan application for a used Bentley, Acting Attorney General John J. Hofffman said Wednesday.
Hoffman said they planned to burn and collect the insurance money on the car worth $139,000.
“These defendants are accused of pulling out all stops to line their own pockets,” said Hoffman. “It is especially distasteful that the alleged criminal behavior was a family affair. This kind of blatant fraud against banks and insurance companies will be prosecuted vigorously by the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor."
The three Jarzabeks and Marquez, of Monroe, were indicted on two counts of second-degree theft by deception. The four along with bookkeeper Michael Ricciardi, of Wayne, also were indicted on two charges of third-degree theft by deception.