An employee of a technology company in Denville, NJ has been accused of stealing more than $20,000 worth of equipment from the business.
According to Denville, NJ police, the owner of a Denville tech business reported the theft last week. Shortly after receiving the report, police officers investigated the incident and determined that the accusations had merit. Police then arrested a 23-year-old man.
Although early reports indicate that the man allegedly stole $20,000 worth of company equipment, police have not yet specified exactly what items went missing. Police have also not disclosed how they first came to identify a suspect in the case.
In New Jersey, theft of movable property is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3. The statute stipulates that the severity of the penalties will be determined by the monetary value of the stolen property. In this case, the accused individual could face third degree theft charges for allegedly stealing property valued at more than $500. If the accused is convicted of third degree theft, he would be subject to a prison sentence of up to five years.
The accused, who resides in Montague, NJ, was released pending a court appearance to address the charges.
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