Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that on March 10, 2017, Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Critchley sentenced the Defendant, Erica Verrone, age 49 of Wayne, New Jersey, to (5) years probation for Theft by Unlawful Taking, a third degree crime. The Defendant must also pay full restitution in the amount of $63,856.67, to the victim/former employer.
The Defendant originally plead guilty on December 20, 2016 before Judge Critchley. As part of the plea agreement, she paid $25,300 towards restitution at sentencing. The balance is required to be paid to the victim through the New Jersey Probation Division during the (5) five year probationary period.
At the time of the incident, the Defendant was employed by a Morris County law firm. The Morristown Bureau of Police initiated an investigation in 2015 when the law firm discovered $2,351.25 missing from one of its accounts. The investigation ultimately disclosed that numerous fraudulent checks were cashed by the Defendant, totaling $63,856.67.
Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Michael Rappa represented the State during the Court proceedings.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morristown Bureau of Police and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit for their assistance with this prosecution.
Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Paul Merkler at [email protected] or (973)-285-6215