- Attorney General Anne Milgram and Division
of Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni
announced that a Philadelphia man and a Burlington
County man were sentenced today for their
roles in a stolen motorcycle ring.
Alan Evans, 28, currently of Philadelphia
and formerly of Willingboro, and Jeffrey Morgan,
31, also of Willingboro, were each ordered
by Superior Court Judge John A. Almeida in
Burlington County to serve four years probation.
The defendants were sentenced pursuant to
their guilty pleas to separate accusations
charging them each with one count of alteration
of vehicle identification numbers.
pleas were part of an investigation conducted
by the New Jersey State Police and the Office
of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor into a ring
of persons who were stealing motorcycles,
retagging them with new vehicle identification
numbers, and selling them. In some instances,
they were submitting phony insurance claims
representing they had been stolen from their
owners when, in fact, they had been given
up by their owners.
pleading guilty before Judge Almeida on April
13, Morgan admitted that between March 22,
2004 and May 22, 2005, he possessed a stolen
2001 Suzuki GSXR 600 motorcycle with an altered
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in order
to conceal the theft of the motorcycle. Evans,
who pleaded guilty on April 27, admitted that
between March 27 and May 4, 2005, he was in
possession of a stolen 2003 Honda TRX 400
All-terrain vehicle, also with an altered
VIN, for the unlawful purpose of concealing
the theft of the vehicle.
leader of the ring, Wilson Lopez, 26, previously
pleaded guilty to conspiracy and was sentenced
to four years probation. Lopez’s co-defendant,
Tyrone Sapp, 32, of Willingboro - pleaded
guilty to theft by unlawful taking and was
sentenced to five years probation. Another
co-defendant, Angel Carrion, 28, of Mt. Holly,
was admitted into the pre-trial intervention
program after pleading guilty to conspiracy.
co-defendant, Ian Boyington, 32, of Riverside,
pleaded guilty on Monday (June 22) to
third-degree conspiracy to commit receiving
stolen property. Boyington is scheduled to
sentenced on July 24.