A Randolph New Jersey woman was recently spared prison time and instead sentenced to probation for the theft of $75,000 from a local dentist.
The thefts are said to have occurred over a three-year period. According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect took $75K from her former employer in Randolph, NJ. The suspect was employed as an office manager and bookkeeper at a Randolph dental office.
Authorities believe that the suspect committed many of the thefts by using credit cards issued in the victim’s name.
Law enforcement eventually became aware of the thefts and began an investigation. The 46-year-old defendant, a mother of three kids, was placed under arrest and charged with theft by unlawful taking and credit card theft.
The defendant later reached a plea agreement with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. The defendant pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and agreed to pay restitution to the victim; in exchange, Morris County prosecutors recommended that the defendant be sentenced to probation, not prison time.
As a result of the plea deal, the suspect should be able to stay out of prison. She recently made an appearance in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown for a formal sentencing hearing. The superior court judge handed down a lenient sentence of three years of probation. As long as the suspect avoids violating the terms of her probation, she will not have to serve time in New Jersey State Prison.
The superior court judge also ordered the suspect to undergo a mental health evaluation.
To learn more about this case, access the DailyRecord.com article, “Randolph Woman Gets Probation for Stealing $75K from Employer.”