Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that LePolian McConnell, 34 years old, of the City of East Orange and a former employee of Kushner Company in Florham Park, New Jersey, pled guilty yesterday to one count of second degree Theft by Deception in violation of N.J.S.2C:20-4(a); one count of second degree Attempted Theft by Deception in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-1a(1) and N.J.S. 2C:20-4(a), and one count of second degree Conspiracy in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and N.J.S. 2C:20-4(a).
In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to fraudulentlyissuing a Kushner Company check in the amount of $125,000. McConnell also admitted that he conspired with another individual to cash the check at Jersey City Check Cashing in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Under the terms of the plea agreement the State will recommend that the defendant be ordered to pay restitution and to be sentenced to three (3) years in New Jersey State Prison.
Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Francine S. Ehrenberg represented the State in this matter.
The Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C., presided over the plea. The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on October 9, 2015.
Prosecutor Knapp thanks Police Chief Patrick P. Montuore and the Florham Park Police Department, and the Financial Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office who assisted in the investigation and the resolution of this matter.
Any inquiries can be directed to Morris County Deputy Chief of Investigations Denise H. Arseneault at [email protected] or (973)285-6262.