Nonprofit CFO Pleads Guilty In Theft Case

Peter Pflug. (Photo courtesy New Jersey State Attorney General's Office)
Peter Pflug. (Photo courtesy New Jersey State Attorney General's Office)

TRENTON – The former CFO of a nonprofit that helped individuals with autism pleaded guilty Jan. 22 to stealing from that organization.

Peter Pflug, 56, of Freehold, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft by unlawful taking before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Ellen Torregrossa-O’Connor. He’ll be sentenced March 22.

As part of his plea, he must make full restitution of the $115,000 he stole from New Horizons in Autism, a Monmouth County-based nonprofit that provides support, including group homes, to those with autism. That nonprofit receives most of its funding from a contract with the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities.

The state will also recommend he serve a three-year sentence in state prison.

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Pflug is accused of taking that money and using it for personal expenses between June 2015 and February 2018, the New Jersey State Attorney General’s Office reported.

Authorities searched his home in April 2018 and he arrested soon after.