The Atlantic County, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed news of a massive 120-count money laundering indictment.

Isaiah Edwards-Stewart of Mays Landing, New Jersey has been charged with multiple counts of:

  • money laundering
  • theft
  • forgery
  • computer crimes
  • identity theft
  • trafficking of personal identifying information
  • and other offenses.

Edwards-Stewart has been charged along with 35 other people, who are as follows:

Khadijah Buckley, 27, of Collingswood, NJ, Lakeasha Smith, 27, of Egg Harbor City, NJ, Akalli Carter, 30, of Toney, AL, Peniah Forbes, 26, of Madison, AL, Karl Beckwith Jr., 27, of Huntsville AL, Bianca Barnwell, 36, of Bethlehem, AL, Misty Jennings, 25, of Pleasantville, NJ, Jaleel Graham, 29, of Philadelphia, PA, Jamaris Carter-Morgan, 28, of Pleasantville, NJ, Dennis Page 2nd, 31, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Ray Rice, 31, of Huntsville, AL, Deaisha Farrior, 22, of Huntsville, AL, Maisha Winston, 24, of Atlantic City, NJ, Ileah Smith-Rodgers, 25, of Philadelphia, PA, Marliary Santiago, 29, of Mays Landing, NJ, Reginald Butcher, 33, of Atlantic City, NJ, Christine Green, 29, of Atlantic City, NJ, Valencia Miller, 31, of Mableton, GA, Kyron Horton, 32, of Garland, TX, Alize Colon, 23, of Budd Lake, NJ, Nyeema Bivings, 31, of Philadelphia, PA, Lageiah Mangrum, 21, of Atlantic City, NJ, Venessa Parker, 57, of Atlantic City, NJ, Cristy Johnson, 28, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Tyisha Lassiter, 31, of Mays Landing, NJ, Cartayah Smith, 34, of Mays Landing, NJ, Evelyn Drinkard, 23, of Pleasantville, NJ, Andrea Harvey, 30, of Galloway, NJ, Deshante Legette, 27, of Mays Landing, NJ, Mariber Cedero, 56, of Somers Point, NJ, Tyrone Hilley, 31, of Clementon, NJ, Tyree King, 41, of Atlantic City, NJ, Aaliyah Reynolds, 28, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Micah Wallace, 23, of Hammonton, NJ, and Jaykecia Davis, 22, of Dallas, TX.

All of these 35 people have been indicted for multiple counts, including:

  • two counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering in the first-degree.
  • two counts of theft in the second degree.

This investigation began in 2022. It was learned that  Edwards-Stewart was allegedly involved with a financial operation that resulted in stolen checks being deposited into different bank accounts … which belonged to other people.

The funds would then be transferred to Edwards-Stewart's personal bank accounts at multiple different establishments.

Edwards-Stewart was found to be in possession of more than 1,988 stolen checks, totaling an estimated $ 9,763,588.09.

Law enforcement has also recovered more than 1,000 personal items, which identify other individuals, along with numerous other government documents, which belong to other individuals.

Law enforcement also recovered software and templates that were used to create fraudulent checks.

“This case was investigated by the New Jersey State Police, with the cooperation and assistance of the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Assistant Prosecutor Jasmine Ostrow represents the State of New Jersey in this matter.

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