WOODLAND PARK, N.J. -- A Woodland Park woman admitted Monday in federal court in Trenton that she scammed a Bergen County watch manufacturer out of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of watches and parts.
Lissette Delarosa, 37, said she doctored corporate records to pull off the thefts with Cynthia “Cynthia Espejo" Alvarez 50, of Kissimmee, Florida, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.
Alvarez pleaded guilty to the same offense last September and awaits sentencing.
Espejo and Delarosa worked in the customer service department when they conducted the fraud for seven years, beginning in 2003, a complaint on file in U.S. District Court alleges.
They “created hundreds of fictitious invoices for watch parts in the manufacturer’s invoice system and directed those parts to be sent to addresses associated with (them),” the complaint says.
“The watch manufacturer received no payment related to these invoices and no legitimate basis existed for providing the parts free of charge,” it says.
Espejo and Delarosa also created dozens of fictitious customer complaints in the watch manufacturer’s invoice system, which resulted in “replacement” watches being shipped to the addresses, Fishman added.
Delarosa’s sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 16.
Fishman credited inspectors with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with making the case, handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Svetlana M. Eisenberg of Fishman's Criminal Division in Newark. .
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