A Randolph NJ woman recently pleaded guilty to charges that she stole $75,000 from a local dentist.
The 46-year-old suspect reportedly took the money from her boss over the course of three years.
The suspect received much sympathy, in addition to financial support, after her family’s house on South Road in Randolph burned down in May. The suspect was the recipient of more than $22K through a GoFundMe campaign launched shortly after the house was destroyed.
Authorities learned about the alleged theft a few months ago and started an investigation. Law enforcement uncovered evidence that the suspect used the victim’s credit cards to purchase a number of expensive items.
Police eventually arrested the suspect and charged her with theft by unlawful taking.
The suspect later made an appearance in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ, where she pleaded guilty to the very serious theft charges.
Now the suspect is subject to severe penalties when she returns to Morris County Superior Court in January so that she can be formally sentencing. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is expected to recommend a sentence of five years of probation, meaning that the suspect should avoid prison time.
Moreover, the suspect will be required to pay restitution in the amount of $75,000.
For additional information about this case, check out the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Woman Admits $75G Theft from Randolph Dentist.”