On June 6th, 2023, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of 175 Rock Road in response to a citizen’s report of a male subject selling fraudulent temporary New Jersey vehicle registrations. The sale had been advertised via Facebook.
Subsequent to an on-scene investigation, P.O. Andrew Magro arrested Keith Miller, age 40 of Iselin, NJ charging him with N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1.1A Unlawfully Selling Fraudulent Documents, a crime of the second degree. A total of six fraudulent temporary registrations were found to be in his possession. The actor was transported to police HQ where he was processed and then released on his own recognizance pending an appearance before Central Judicial Processing at the Superior Court in Hackensack, NJ.
The Glen Rock Police Department currently has an ongoing investigation in response to increased abuses of temporary license plates which is becoming widespread in New Jersey. Drivers use fake and fraudulent temp tags for various reasons, including driving without car insurance; avoiding sales tax on car purchases and bills for tolls and tickets; and committing more severe crimes in cars with license plates that aren’t connected to their name and address. Fake and fraudulent temp tags have been used during robberies, shootings, and hit-and-runs.