New Jersey Public Employee Charged for Illegally Recording Co-Worker Conversations

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NORTH BERGEN, NJ – A North Bergen town hall employee has been arrested for recording conversations of her colleagues without their consent.

“An employee with the Township of North Bergen was arrested on Friday, April 8, 2022 on charges relating to conversations she recorded of her colleagues without their consent,” the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said. “Jennifer Jimenez, 24, of North Bergen, was charged with one count of illegally tape recording conversations in violation of N.J.S.A 2A-156A-3, a crime of the third degree.”

She was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and released on a summons. Jimenez is scheduled to make her first court appearance on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

The investigation revealed the recordings were done as a result of an ongoing personal dispute and did not pertain to any official government business, operation, or function.