Prosecutors Say Fady Chedid Convinced Woman to Give Him Hartwell Street Home
On August 5, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO) announced
that Fady Chedid had been charged with the theft of a century-old house
in the Sixth Ward of New Brunswick.
Chedid faces two counts of theft and spent four nights in county jail, with a $50,000 bail.
New Brunswick Today has learned that the property located at 11
Hartwell Street was also the location where Chedid was arrested at 6am
that morning by the MCPO.
According to property records, the 2-family home and the land that it sits on it are valued at $127,300.
Sources and property records identified the victim as Julia H. Ribar, a
widow who was responsible for the home following the death of its prior
owner, Elizabeth Horvath.
marks one of the first big cases of alleged elder abuse brought by
Prosecutor Andrew Carey since the MCPO announced it had formed a new
Elderly Abuse & Exploitation Team in April.
"We all know it's an issue and we all have grandparents that are
subject to exploitation. Unfortunately the elderly are seen as easy
targets by certain populations," Carey told MyCentralJersey.com.
According to the report, the new unit consists of "an in-house unit of
detectives, assistant prosecutors, support staff and Agent Andrea
Boulton, who formerly served as planner for the Middlesex County
Department of Aging and Disabled Services, and has many contacts with
senior organizations, senior center directors and grantees in the
Boulton did not respond to multiple inquiries about this case. NBToday
obtained the MCPO press statement despite the agency removing all of
our reporters from their media list.
Prosecutors allege that Chedid financially exploited an unidentified
"senior citizen" by persuading her to give him the home in the heart of
the renter-dominated neighborhood near Rutgers.
"Chedid convinced the senior citizen to sign over the title to her home
and then withdrew several thousands of dollars from her checking
account by writing checks in various amounts between September 4, 2013
and June 2014," read the official statement from the MCPO. (Click to continue)
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Man Arrested on Charges of Stealing House From Senior Citizen