A city man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stealing $160,000 in cheese products from a Moonachie food distributor, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
Darluis J. Ortiz, 18-year-old, has been charged with burglary, theft, conspiracy to commit theft, and possession of burglary tools, authorities said on Thursday. Authorities said Ortiz acted with multiple actors in the alleged commercial burglary and theft.
On September 23, 2016, at around 11:30 p.m., the actors entered La Fe Foods in Moonachie after hours and stole pallets of Tastee Cheese brand products from a storage area within the building worth more than $160,000, according to authorities.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigation Squad and the Moonachie Police Department launched a two-week investigation that culminated in Ortiz’s arrest in Paterson on Wednesday morning.
Ortiz is being held on $150,000 bail with no 10-percent option at the Bergen County Jail. Authorities continue to investigate the incident.