Screen Shot 2016-12-21 at 5.19.32 PM.pngA fifty-five year old female from Kearny was arrested this week and charged with among other things theft by deception. The Defendant is alleged to have stolen more than $75,000 from her previous employer who is located in Hackensack, New Jersey. The Defendant apparently would create fake checks from the company and then cash them at local banks throughout the county. Once the checks were cashed, the Defendant would then access the companies Quickbook Account and attempt to cover her tracks by deleting the inquiries. It is unclear at this point in time how long the embezzlement went on for but it is alleged that more than $75,000 was stolen. 

The Defendant was formally charged with theft by deception in the second degree as well as two counts of computer related theft offenses. The Defendant was arrested and booked but later released upon her own recognizance. She should be due to appear at her Central Judicial Processing Hearing at some point in the near future. Since the Defendant stole more than $75,000 the charge is automatically considered a second degree felony. Therefore, the Defendant if facing up to ten (10) years in a State Prison plus a fine up to $150,000 if convicted. 

Theft by Deception Charges in Hackensack NJ

If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in Bergen County, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. Our office routinely represents clients charged with theft by deception, theft of services, receiving stolen property, shoplifting and passing bad checks in Courts throughout Bergen County. Those courts include the Hackensack Municipal Court, the Mahwah Municipal Court, the Fort Lee Municipal Court, the Paramus Municipal Court and the Bergen County Superior Court. If you would like to come into our office and have a free initial consultation with any one of the eight criminal defense lawyers in staff then please contact us directly at 201-429-9783.