The 41-year-old suspect used to serve as the treasurer for the fire department in Mine Hill, New Jersey.
She was convicted in 2013 on charges of theft of movable property. According to prosecutors, she embezzled $330,000 in fire department funds over a period of roughly 6 years.
The suspect allegedly used the stolen funds to pay for personal expenses, including multiple car loans and the mortgage on her family’s house.
After being convicted, the suspect was sentenced to 3 years in New Jersey State Prison. She was also ordered to pay nearly $230,000 in restitution.
The suspect was initially ineligible for parole until 9 months into her sentence. However, she applied for admission in the New Jersey Intensive Supervision Program and was granted early release from prison after just 5 months.
After conducting a review of the suspect, an Intensive Supervision Panel described the suspect as “a real pleasure to work with.”
A panel officer, who conducted the review in Morristown NJ, also commended the suspect for paying half of her wages toward restitution in the case. At this point, the suspect has already paid back $100,000 of the funds she stole from the Mine Hill Fire Department.
The suspect currently works as an administrative assistant at a car dealership.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Who Stole $330K from Fire Department Is Repaying Her Debt, Report Says.”