POINT PLEASANT – A bookkeeper allegedly wrote $260,000 in checks to herself, forging the signature of the company manager.
Jessica Duffy, 37, of Brick, was charged with Theft and Forgery, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office announced. Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.
According to the police, she worked for R.H. LeChard Marine Contractors in Point Pleasant, and misappropriated approximately $260,000 from the company during the course of her employment. She wrote numerous unauthorized checks to herself, forging the signature of the company manager on each check. She then deposited the checks into her personal account.
The investigation was done by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Unit and Point Pleasant Borough Police Department. She was processed and released pending a court date.