Police: Keyport Man Embezzled From Local Company

(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)
(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)

  KEYPORT – A local man was charged with stealing a little more than $61,000 from an appliance repair company, police said.

  Eduardo “Edward” Murillo, 46, of Keyport was charged with third-degree Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition and third-degree Impersonation/Identity Theft.

  Murillo met the store owner at a church in Matawan, police said. He told the victim he was highly experienced in accounting and he began handling the finances of the victim and their company.

  Between 2017 and 2019, Murillo allegedly made unauthorized transactions, spending the proceeds on personal expenses and sports betting. He faces up to five years in prison.

  Anyone with additional information about Murillo’s activities is urged to contact MCPO Detective Michael W. Donovan III at 800-533-7443.

  Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.