TRENTON – A Freehold man was sentenced to 5 years’ probation today for stealing 28 computers from the New Jersey Schools Development Authority back in 2017, New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said.
Corey Jester, 49, was sentenced by Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert W. Bingham II. He must also serve 180 days in county jail at the end of his probation term if he violates any conditions of his probation.
Jester pleaded guilty on Oct. 19, 2018, to a charge of third-degree theft by unlawful taking. He must $22,085 restitution to the authority, $5,000 of which was due Friday.
Jester was employed by an outside contracting firm that provided temporary IT staff. He worked at the IT helpdesk at the New Jersey Schools Development Authority. While there, he cleaned data, installed new software and sold online 28 mini PC computer and laptops that belonged to the school, for between $100-$200 each.
After an investigation, Jester was arrested Jan. 9, 2018.