Former Kushner Company Employee Charged with $125,000 Check Scam

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Florham Park Borough Chief of Police Patrick P. Montuore announce that LePolian McConnell, 34 years old, former employee of Kushner Company in Florham Park, New Jersey, has been charged with Second Degree Theft by Deception; Second Degree Attempted Theft by Deception; Second Degree Computer Theft; Second Degree Conspiracy and Third Degree forgery.   

 

Pursuant to an investigation conducted by Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Leah Atterbury along with Florham Park Police Department Sergeant Christopher M. D’Ambola and Detective Sergeant Joseph Orlando, defendant, a staff accountant for Kushner Company, allegedly issued a Kushner Company check in the amount of $125,000 made payable to a construction vendor that he knew was unauthorized to receive payments.  The check was allegedly forged with signatures appearing to be that of the Chief Financial Officer and the Controller of Kushner Company.  The check was subsequently cashed at Jersey City Check Cashing in Jersey City, New Jersey. 

 

The State is represented by Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Francine Ehrenberg.

 

Prosecutor Knapp thanks the Florham Park Police Department, Kushner Company and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit, whose efforts contributed to this result.

 

The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault at [email protected] or (973)285-6262.