The 66-year-old suspect is accused of stealing roughly $136,800 from her brother and sister.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office brought charges after an investigation by the prosecutor’s financial crimes unit. Investigators reportedly found that the suspect forged her sister’s signature on a total of 10 courtesy checks and used a Bank of America line of credit account to gain access to the money. According to authorities, the bank was located in Boonton Township, New Jersey.
A Morris County grand jury returned an indictment against the suspect on the theft charges.
The suspect later appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ for her arraignment. During the court proceeding, the suspect pleaded not guilty.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the theft charges, she could be subject to significant penalties. A conviction for second degree theft is punishable by a sentence of 5–10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Mountain Lakes Woman Accused of Stealing $136,800 from Brother and Sister.”