A woman who was convicted of stealing $330K from the Mine Hill Fire Department has been making good on repaying her debt after being released from state prison.
The 41-year-old suspect is the former treasurer of the fire department in Mine Hill, NJ.
The suspect was convicted in 2013 on theft of movable property charges. According to Morris County prosecutors, she embezzled $330,000 in fire department funds from 2007 to 2013.
The suspect reportedly used the stolen funds to cover her personal expenses, including two car loans and the mortgage on her family’s house.
After being convicted, a Morris County Superior Court judge sentenced the suspect to serve 3 years in NJ State Prison. The judge also ordered the suspect to pay almost $230,000 in restitution.
The suspect was initially declared ineligible for parole for a period of at least 9 months. However, she was granted early release eligibility after securing admission into the New Jersey Intensive Supervision Program. As a result, she was released from prison after just 5 months.
An Intensive Supervision Panel reviewed the suspect’s case and described her as “a real pleasure to work with.”
Additionally, a panel officer commended the suspect for contributing half of her wages toward restitution in the case. According to the panel, the suspect has already paid back $100,000 of the money she took from the Mine Hill Fire Department.
The suspect is currently working as an administrative assistant at a car dealership.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Who Stole $330K from Fire Department Is Repaying Her Debt, Report Says.”