A Randolph NJ woman has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to the theft of $75,000 from a local dentist she worked for.
The thefts reportedly occurred over a three-year period. According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect stole $75K from her former employer in Randolph, New Jersey. The suspect worked as an office manager and bookkeeper at a Randolph NJ dental office.
It is believed that the suspect committed the thefts primarily by using credit cards made out in the victim’s name.
The 46-year-old defendant, a mother of three children, was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking and credit card theft.
The defendant eventually reached a plea deal with Morris County prosecutors. In exchange for the defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge and agreeing to pay restitution to the victim, prosecutors recommended that the defendant be spared a prison sentence.
As a result of her plea deal, the suspect will avoid prison time. She recently appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ for a sentencing hearing. The superior court judge sentenced the suspect to three years of probation. This means that the suspect could end up behind bars for as many as five years if she violates the terms of her probation.
Additionally, the judge ordered the suspect to undergo a mental health evaluation.
While appearing in court for sentencing, the suspect declined to provide an explanation for her actions.
For more information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Randolph Woman Gets Probation for Stealing $75K from Employer.”