FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Caitlin Mota
PHONE: (201) 577-6699
DATE: Friday, April 8, 2022
NORTH BERGEN EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY RECORDING CONVERSATIONS OF COWORKERS
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
An employee with the Township of North Bergen was arrested on Friday, April 8, 2022 on charges relating to conversations she recorded of her colleagues without their consent.
Jennifer Jimenez, 24, of North Bergen, was charged with one count of illegally tape recording conversations in violation of N.J.S.A 2A-156A-3, a crime of the third degree. She was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and released on a summons. Jimenez is scheduled to make her first court appearance on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
The investigation revealed the recordings were done as a result of an ongoing personal dispute and did not pertain to any official government business, operation, or function. Prosecutor Suarez credited the HCPO Special Investigations Unit and North Bergen Police Department with the arrest. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6)