Somerset County man scams customers out of $200K by failing to deliver luxury cars

SOMERVILLE, NJ (Somerset County) – A man from Union County has been charged by Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald for allegedly accepting over $200,000 from two victims to buy luxury vehicles that were never delivered.

On October 4, 2023, two victims came forward to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office with a disturbing report. According to the victims, they had entrusted Jonathan Najarro, a 32-year-old resident of Rahway, with a total sum of around $202,920. The purpose of this financial transaction was to purchase several luxury vehicles. However, to their dismay, the victims never received the vehicles they had paid for. Somerset County Prosecutor McDonald confirmed these allegations.

According to McDonald, the theft took place in Somerville between July 2022 and October 2022.

McDonald said that they conducted an investigation into Najarro and his company, J and J Auto Sound and Security Corporation.

On Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, Najarro was arrested at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office without incident as a result of the investigation. He has been charged with second-degree theft by deception and was subsequently lodged in the Somerset County Jail. McDonald stated that Najarro will remain in custody until a detention hearing.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Special Investigations Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Somerville Police Department at 908-725-0331. Alternatively, you can use the STOPit app to submit anonymous reports, including videos and photos. The STOPit app is available for free on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Use access code SOMERSETNJ when downloading. You can also provide information through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). Rest assured that all anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be treated as confidential.

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