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Mays Landing Man & 35 Others Indicted In Large-Scale Money Laundering Scheme

Isaiah Edwards-Stewart was found to be in possession of over 1,988 stolen checks, amounting to an estimated total of $9,763,588.09, as well over 1,000 items of personal identifying information.

On August 29, 2023, Isaiah Edwards-Stewart, 31, of Mays Landing, NJ, and 35 others were indicted for charges stemming from a large-scale money laundering operation.

The 120-count indictment charged Isaiah Edwards-Stewart with multiple counts of money laundering, theft, forgery, computer crimes, identity theft, trafficking of personal identifying information, and other offenses.

Edwards-Stewart was arrested on June 8, 2023 for his involvement in facilitating a large-scale money laundering operation, with monetary values over $9 million.

The following individuals were all indicted for multiple counts, including two counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering in the first degree and two counts of theft in the second-degree:

  • 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

The investigation, which began in 2022, revealed Edwards-Stewart’s alleged involvement with the financial operation that included the deposits of stolen checks into different bank accounts belonging to various other individuals, from which the funds would be transferred to Edwards-Stewart’s personal bank accounts at multiple different establishments.

Edwards-Stewart was found to be in possession of over 1,988 stolen checks, amounting to an estimated total of $9,763,588.09, as well over 1,000 items of personal identifying information for other individuals, numerous government documents belonging to other individuals, as well as the software and templates 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.

Assistant Prosecutor Jasmine Ostrow represents the State.

Anyone with information regarding serious crimes is asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Website at ACPO.Tips and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.

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Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.


*Post has been updated.