A Mine Hill NJ woman was arrested and charged with theft by deception after police determined that she stole $35,000 from a Denville New Jersey man.
According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect withdrew the large sum of money from the victim’s bank account and did so without authorization. (The suspect’s defense attorney, a public defender, reportedly said that the suspect did have authorization from the victim to handle money matters and make bank withdrawals.)
The suspect is a 52-year-old resident of Mine Hill. She met the victim, a 57-year-old Denville NJ resident, at an American Legion Auxiliary event held in Mine Hill, New Jersey. The suspect reportedly used to serve as the president of the NJ American Legion Auxiliary.
According to a criminal complaint, the suspect committed the theft crime on February 16, 2016. Detectives with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit investigated the suspect and then brought charges against her.
The suspect is required to make an appearance in Morris County Superior Court, located in Morristown, on January 9, 2017.
To learn more about this case, see the Daily Record article, “Mine Hill Woman Charged in $35K Theft from Denville Man.”