New Jersey art broker pocketed $273,000 from client, prosecutor claims

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ENGLEWOOD, NJ _ Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Inhee Moon (DOB: 11/25/1967; single; self-employed) of 275 Engle Street, Apt. H2, Englewood, NJ on the charge of theft by deception. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received a complaint against Moon which accused Moon of unlawfully taking funds from the sale of a piece of artwork. The subsequent investigation revealed that Moon , on behalf of her client, had brokered a transaction involving the sale of a piece of art and diverted approximately $273,000.00 of the sale into her own personal financial account and ultimately into a real estate property that she controlled.

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, Moon was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree theft by deception, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4(a). MOON was released on a summons pending her first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.