Hoboken “businessman” arrested
A so-called “businessman” who ran some payroll and consulting companies down at the Hoboken Business Center (50 Harrison Street) was arrested today – for some pretty bizarre stuff!
Allegedly psycho boss charged with kidnapping, more…
Hoboken Police (HPD) have made an arrest of a 30 year-old Hoboken business executive for Kidnapping; Criminal Restraint; Harassment and Bias Intimidation after an investigation into allegations made by a former 45 year old-female employee, of First Priority Pay in which Mr. Jerry Carter was the CEO.
According to an Internet bio on Mr. Jerry Carter, he founded and was the CEO of a company called First Priority Pay of Hoboken, NJ and later sold that company to ADP, after becoming a self-proclaimed “millionaire”. He is currently listed as a managing partner of Carter & Consultants, LLC also based out of Hoboken, NJ. Mr. Carter resides in Clark, NJ.The victim is a 45 year-old female former employee, who resided in Hoboken, NJ and also has a residence in West Virginia.
According to the female victim, she was employed by First Priority pay since 2006, where she was hired as a telemarketer by Carter and was employed at home in West Virginia. In March of this year, at the behest of Carter the victim moved to New Jersey. The victim states she resided in several hotels and cities in New Jersey for a period of approximately (7) months until moving to Hoboken in October of 2009 to an apartment provided by Mr. Carter. The victim gave statements to Detectives that described disturbing behavior and criminal allegations she endured on account of Carter.
The charge of Kidnapping according to the complaint, states Carter removed the victim from her residence, against her will, and “ordered” her to stay at a Starbucks coffee shop for (12) hours with the purpose to terrorize and control her freedom.
The complaint further charges Criminal Restraint, in which the victim alleges Carter held her in a condition of “involuntary servitude”, specifically by forcing her to remain in her residence for extended periods on his commands, and perform work without making any monetary compensation. The victim also states she was also never provided a key to the apartment. The victim detailed disturbing and bizarre acts she was forced to perform on orders of Carter, who demanded he be called “DOM” short for DOMINATOR. Carter threatened the victim with harm if she reported her living conditions or treatment to police, including retaliation by others. Other allegations by the victim included bizarre requests by Carter of: leaving her at various locations, sometimes for hours at a time ordering her to remain there in fear, and demanding she send pictures from her phone to Carter confirming she was obeying his orders; demanding her to take hot baths for hours, again demanding pictures be sent to Carter to confirm she was complying; being ordered to drink wine in certain amounts until she was dizzy and feeling ill stating it would make her feel “warm”; ordering pizza and being ordered to have a “cat” stand on top of it before she ate it, again being ordered to send a picture via cell phone to confirm this was being performed; controlling the victim’s personal mail; stating she was being “watched” insinuating Carter was using video to watch her in her apartment; paying for food for Carter and others out of her own money, without compensation at both his personal residence and business; being ordered to give carter her bank account and card numbers; forced to work for 24 hours or more with no monetary compensation; denying requests by the victim for health benefits, but instead having Carter take out a life insurance policy in the victim’s name, with Carter as the beneficiary for an” Accidental Death” of the victim; no food in the apartment, unless approved by Carter and numerous other bizarre and disturbing incidents.
The charge of Terroristic Threats, alleges that Carter threatened to “kill” the victim causing the victim to believe the threat was credible and may be carried out by Carter if she did not comply with his demands of her. The charge of Harassment was based on the ongoing and alarming criminal conduct and abuse directed at the victim by Mr. Carter.
The final charge of Bias Intimidation, is based upon a medical disability the victim suffered from, and that Carter was allegedly aware of. Specifically, threatening to kill the victim and engaging in harassment and criminal conduct that would cause her to be intimidated based upon her known disability. Bail information was pending at the time of this release.
The investigation lasted several months, and was headed by Detective Sergeant Edwin Pantoja and Detective Richard Torres. According to Lieutenant Mark Competello, Detective Bureau Commander, “The allegations and behavior alleged by the victim in this case are both bizarre and disturbing and no person should be subjected to this type of abusive treatment.” However, Mr. Carter must be afforded the presumption of innocence, until such time these allegations are adjudicated in a court of law.”