Hudson Sheriff: Woman wanted to work for us, but instead, we had to arrest her on 11 outstanding warrants

She wanted to become a security guard with the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office. Instead, she wound up behind bars as a fugitive from justice, since she has 11 warrants out for her arrest, Hudson County Sheriff Francis X. “Frank” Schillari said.

Zyeama Y. Johnson, 27, of Jersey City, was charged with being a fugitive from justice on Oct. 4, 2022, after she applied for employment as a security guard with the sheriff’s office, was found to have an active bench warrant out of Monroe County, Pennsylvania, for failure to appear in court on charges of fraud — and an additional 10 bench warrants for failure to appear in court on traffic charges in Jersey City, Schillari said.

After confirming the validity of the warrants, a detective from the HCSO took Johnson into custody.

While conducting routine inventory of Johnson’s property following her arrest, sheriff’s officers discovered she was in possession of two credit cards believed to be stolen and she was subsequently charged with credit card theft.

After further investigation revealed Johnson to be a former employee of the United States Postal Service, the United States Postal Investigative Service was contacted, which then launched its own investigation.

Learn more about the writer ...

Editor & Broadcaster at 

Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, an organization he has served since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook, and X, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to Kearny to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.