Two Somerset County Men Arrested For Receiving Rare Stolen Jewelry

Fernando Ayala, 35, charged with recieving stolen property.
Fernando Ayala, 35, charged with recieving stolen property.
SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, 
Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Timothy 
Fitzgerald, Hillsborough Township Chief of Police Paul A. Kaminsky and 
Bound Brook Chief of Police Michael Jannone announce the arrest of 35 Year 
old Fernando Ayala, age 35, of Johns Place and Jeison Mora, age 25, W. Second 
Street, of Bound Brook, N.J. 

Prosecutor Soriano states that on March 1, 2014, Hillsborough Township 
Police conducted a burglary investigation involving a home located on Cope Court. 

The owner of the residence reported that a large safe containing documents and 
rare 22 karat Indian gold jewelry was stolen. This information was forward to 
the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Burglary Task force and with the aid of 
detectives from Bound Brook Police Department, they were able to identify and 
confirm that several pieces of the stolen Indian gold jewelry were sold at two pawn different shops in Bound Brook.

Prosecutor Soriano further states that the investigation revealed that 
defendants Mora and Ayala were connected to the selling of these stolen items to the shops on four different occasions during January and February 2014. 

Both defendants were charged with Receiving Stolen Property, 3rd Degree.
Mora and Ayala were lodged in the Somerset County Jail with bail set by the 
Honorable Julie M. Marino, P.J.Cr. at $25,000.00 (cash or bond) each.


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