Evesham woman charged with COVID-related identity theft, authorities say
EVESHAM TWP. New Jersey – A woman from Evesham, N.J. has been charged with impersonating a Burlington County public official and threatening to shut down an Evesham Township business, falsely accusing the company not to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, officials said.
Jennifer Strumph, 32, has been charged with Identity Theft, Criminal Coercion and Second Degree Computer Crime. She was taken into custody on March 4 and released after appearing in court.
Officials say Strumph contacted a local Evesham plumbing company in 2020 and told them she was a contact tracer for the Burlington County Department of Health.
The authorities are trying to find out the motivation for his actions.
The plumbing company reportedly paid employees over $ 5,100 in overtime to keep pace with the demands set out by Strumph. Officials claim that Strumph managed to create a fake email address to advance his claims and appear legitimate.
Company employees eventually became suspicious and contacted police who then determined, with assistance from the Burlington County Health Department, that a name used by Strumph was not a health department employee. .
The investigation into the incident was conducted by the Burlington County District Attorney’s Office, with assistance from the Evesham Township Police Department. The case is now being prepared for the grand jury for a possible indictment.
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