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Release* ††† ††††††Date: February 23, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: February 23, 2010
Former employee imprisoned for stealing from
††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today
that a former computer technician at a Carteret trucking and warehousing
company has been sentenced to serve seven years in a
Burns (DOB 11/24/71) of
Court Judge Frederick P. DeVesa sentenced Burns in
Under a plea agreement negotiated with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Manuel Sameiro, the defendant admitted taking the money while he worked at FMI Inc. as a network technician.
defendant was charged after Investigator
Burns also purchased computer equipment valued at $729,550.57, resold the items and kept the proceeds.† The items were described as computer network devices that enable various computers to interact. The offenses occurred between January 2004, and December 2008.
The investigation began after company officials questioned some expenses and confronted Burns, who resigned in January 2009.