- Attorney General Anne Milgram and Division
of Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni
announced that a Willingboro man has been
sentenced for his role in a stolen motorcycle
to Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Riza
Dagli, Steven A. Capers, 26, of Willingboro,
was sentenced on Friday (Dec. 18) to two years
probation by Superior Court Judge John A.
Almeida in Burlington County. Capers pleaded
guilty on Sept. 14 to an accusation charging
him with tampering with public records.
At the guilty plea hearing,
Capers admitted that between June 4, 2004
and July 14, 2006 he falsified a motor vehicle
registration application by providing a fictitious
insurance company on the document.
Capers was the last of nine
people to plead guilty as 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.
The investigation was led
by Detective Sgt. Mark Wilhelm of the New
Jersey State Police. Deputy Attorney General
Paul D. Santangini represented the state at
the sentencing. Analyst Terri Drumm also assisted
with the investigation.