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County Prosecutorís Office
25 Kirkpatrick Street, 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, New Jersey,
08901 (732) 745-3300
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Release* †† ††††††Date: May 29, 2009††
DPW worker gets jail term, probation for theft
County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan today announced that an employee of the
Monroe Township Department of Public Works was ordered to serve 364 days at the
Middlesex County Adult
and was placed on probation for five years for stealing gasoline from the
township for his personal use.
Wilson, (DOB 7/12/57) of Jamesburg, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge
Frederick P. DeVesa during a hearing at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.
judge allowed Wilson
time to take care of his personal affairs and ordered him to begin serving his
term of incarceration on May 29, 2012.
addition, the judge ordered Wilson to repay Monroe $213 for the
stolen gasoline and said the defendant must resign his job as foreman for the
public works department.
DeVesa also advised Wilson
that he may not hold any public job and may not receive compensation for any
volunteer work. He currently serves as a volunteer emergency medical technician
Wilson was sentenced after he pleaded guilty March 13, 2009,
to a single count of theft, admitting he stole 60 gallons of fuel, valued at
$213, from the township.
was arrested and charged July 9, 2008, after an investigation by Monroe Township
police Sgt. Peter Piro determined the defendant had used a five-gallon gas can
to take the gasoline from the public works department on 12 separate occasions
between April 15, 2008, and July 9, 2008.
Wilson was sentenced after reaching a plea agreement that
was negotiated with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Brian D. Gillet.
plea was entered to an accusation after Wilson
waived his right to a review of the case by a Middlesex County