An employee has been charged with stealing nearly $200,000 from her employer, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Tuesday.
Jessica L. Schott, 44, of Point Pleasant, has been charged with second-degree theft by unlawful taking, third-degree forgery, and third-degree false uttering.
An investigation by the MCPO Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Bureau was initiated earlier this year after getting a tip from someone with the Wall-based company that used to employ Schott.
A review of the company’s financial records revealed that Schott was allegedly responsible for making unauthorized debit-card purchases and ATM withdrawals from the company bank account, as well as collecting unauthorized additional paychecks, expense checks, and overtime, in some cases using documents featuring forged signatures.
Schott allegedly used the stolen funds, approximately $195,320, to cover personal expenses.
Schott was served the charges against her via summons earlier this week, pending future proceedings in Monmouth County Superior Court.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Kristen Anastos of the Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Bureau.
Anyone with further information about Schott’s activities is being asked to contact MCPO Detective Michael Acquaviva at 800-533-7443.
— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office