“I know where you sleep” – Cyberstalking charge for Jersey City man
After being fired from an investment bank for violating its code of conduct, a Jersey City man began threatening death and harm to at least four former colleagues via text and other electronic communications, according to documents revealed by the U.S. Attorney General’s office for the district. from New Jersey.
Gawargyous (George) Shind, 31, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with cyberstalking.
According to officials, Shind engaged in a pattern of harassment from April 2020 to November 2021, whereby he messaged former female colleagues, calling himself a “predator” and stating his intention to kill them as well. than their families.
The threats suggest that the recipients of Shind’s messages are those who reported his alleged inappropriate behavior to the bank. He was fired from the bank, located in Jersey City, in May 2019.
Below is a sample of the messages obtained by law enforcement from four victims. They came from prepaid cellphones and an online platform, officials said. The full messages can be found here (Warning: coarse and violent language is used).
Your prey and I am the predator. Never forget that I know where you sleep. … I will be the last person you cooperate against.
I hope your mother catches COVID-19 and your siblings become orphans.
I will never let that go. The day will come when I will catch you walking alone. …I swear I’ll leave you a bloody mess so we can even call it.
You and I are going to see each other soon. …I bet your eyes stay glued to the ground and the feeling of fear overwhelms you.
Officials said Shind was arrested in June 2020 for his threatening behavior towards one of the victims. He was admitted to Bergen County Superior Court’s pretrial intervention program for two years, but began sending more threatening messages just weeks after his admission, officials said.
Cyberbullying is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine.
Dino Flammia is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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