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Man pleads guilty to writing bad checks to purchase various used cars in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Bergen County man pleads guilty to writing bad checks to purchase various used cars, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Fadi Taha, 43, of Elmwood Park Borough pled guilty on June 2 to two counts of third-degree bad checks before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Taha admitted that he did issue or pass a check or similar sight order for the payment of money knowing that it would not be honored by the victim, specifically by writing two checks from a bank account knowing that the account was closed, to purchase various used cars, Taggart said

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 3.

Taha was represented by Thomas F. Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Jonathan E. McMeen.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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