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Port Warehouseman Surrenders Registration with Prejudice Following Charges of Theft and Fraud

December 18 2018

   Today, the Waterfront Commission granted the request of Raul C. Loza-Carrera, 60, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to withdraw his application and surrender his temporary registration as a port warehouseman in Elizabeth. Loza-Carrera faced charges at an administrative hearing related to his prior employment as a night custodian at a TJ Maxx store in Union, New Jersey. The Notice of Hearing alleged that, between January 27, 2018 and April 8, 2018, at TJ Maxx, Loza-Carrera removed various items without making any payment, causing a total loss of $2,764.00. Loza-Carrera also failed to disclose his employment at TJ Maxx on his sworn Waterfront Commission application, dated April 9, 2018, to secure registration as a port warehouse worker. After an investigation, on August 20, 2018, police arrested Loza-Carrera for Theft by Unlawful Taking, a crime of the third degree. The criminal case against Loza-Carrera is currently pending.

   Following his arrest, the Waterfront Commission temporarily suspended Loza-Carrera’s registration pending an administrative hearing. Rather than challenge the charges at the hearing, Loza-Carrera requested the withdrawal of his application and surrender of his temporary registration as a port warehouse worker with prejudice. Today, the Commission accepted the request, thereby barring Loza-Carrera from working on the ports of New York Harbor.

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