Pequannock Man Sentenced to Four Years in New Jersey State Prison for Theft by Deception

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that on September 28, 2018, defendant Keith Enlow, age thirty-six (36), of Pequannock, New Jersey was sentenced to four (4) years in New Jersey State Prison and ordered to pay full restitution by the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, J.S.C. on one count of second-degree theft by deception.

This investigation was conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit. The case came to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office as an allegation of the theft of $472,000.00 from the victim. The defendant, a former registered representative at a brokerage in Passaic County, convinced the victim to move her money into an online brokerage account where the defendant claimed he would manage the funds for the victim’s benefit. After the money was moved, Enlow withdrew approximately $9,400.00 each month to pay for his own personal expenses. He also transferred money into accounts under his own name, in which he conducted highly speculative losing trades. As a result of Enlow’s losing trades and the withdrawal of the victim’s money for his own benefit, the victim suffered a loss of $472,000.00 within approximately 18 months.

Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Michael Rappa represented the State at the sentencing.

Prosecutor Knapp wishes to thank the Financial Crimes Unit of the Specialized Crimes Division in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for their successful investigation and prosecution of the defendant.

Please direct inquiries concerning this press release to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.

Dover Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in State Prison for Selling Heroin

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that on September 27, 2018, Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Critchley, Jr. sentenced Ashley DeSalvo, age 27, of Dover, New Jersey, to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison with twenty-five (25) months of parole ineligibility for Distribution of Heroin, a third degree crime.

During the month of May 2018, a collaborative investigation by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (Narcotics Task Force) and Rockaway Borough Police Department identified that DeSalvo was actively selling heroin to drug buyers in Rockaway Borough. These heroin sales typically occurred in the parking lots of retail establishments within the Borough. During the commission of these drug distribution crimes, DeSalvo was enrolled in Drug Court special probation stemming from a prior conviction. On May 31, 2018, Rockaway Borough Police and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force arrested DeSalvo. DeSalvo pled guilty to one count of distribution of heroin on August 7, 2018.

Assistant Prosecutor George N. Russo III represented the State in this matter.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp stated: “Selling Heroin while on Drug Court probation will not be tolerated. We are losing too many of our residents to opiate overdoses. Drug Court is an extremely valuable program aimed at breaking the cycle of addiction and getting addicted offenders healthy. However, we cannot tolerate those who continue to sell narcotics while in the program.”

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank Chief Conrad Pepperman, Detective Robert Koehler, the Rockaway Borough Police Department, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit for their successful investigation of this case which resulted in the prosecution and conviction of this offender.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.

First Assistant Morris County Counsel W. Randall Bush Announces Retirement

After 27 years of impressive service to Morris County, First Assistant Counsel W. Randall Bush has announced his retirement. The retirement was recognized at the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholder’s Meeting on September 26, 2018 with a proclamation thanking Mr. Bush for all that he has done for the county. In addition, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp presented Mr. Bush with a plaque honoring his exemplary service and the gratitude of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

As Morris County’s First Assistant Counsel, Mr. Bush managed all legal matters for the county including representing the county in litigation and providing a legal perspective for all major projects in Morris County. He has also played a major role in numerous significant projects over his 27 years in Morris County and the county is ultimately a better place because of his efforts.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said, “It is an honor and a pleasure to have been able to call Randy a colleague during his tenure in Morris County. His dedication to the people of Morris County will truly be missed”.

First Assistant Morris County Counsel W. Randall Bush Announces Retirement
From left to right: Freeholder Kathryn DeFillippo, Freeholder Director Douglas Cabana, Freeholder Deborah Smith, Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, First Assistant Counsel W. Randall Bush, Freeholder Heather Darling, Freeholder Thomas Mastrangelo, MCPO Chief of Staff Daniel Pfeiffer, and First Assistant Prosecutor Tom Zelante.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.