TRENTON – A Monmouth County man, along with his brother, has been indicted for allegedly stealing computers from a state agency while temporarily employed there, according to the New Jersey State Attorney General’s Office.
Corey Jester, 49, of Freehold, was indicted on charges of computer theft, conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, fencing, and misapplication of entrusted property of government on July 13. The state alleges he stole 28 computers from the New Jersey Schools Development Authority while working for the state authority as a temporary employee. The computers are valued at $25,000 to $30,000. He allegedly cleaned data from the computers, installed new software, and sold them online for $100-$200.
He had been employed with a company that provides temporary IT staff to the state.
His brother, Darryl Jester, 55, of Lawrenceville, was also indicted on several charges. The state alleges Darryl Jester aided his brother, knowing the computers were stolen property.
If convicted, the charges carry between 3-10 years prison time and fines.