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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: December 18, 2013
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County Prosecutorís Office
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Former school vice-principal jailed for theft
Patricia Ruggeri (DOB 10/1/77) of East Brunswick also was ordered to repay the
stolen funds and was banned forever from holding a public job in
sentence was imposed in
The guilty plea was entered under an agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Thomas K. Mannion.
Ruggeri was arrested and charged on November 9, 2012 after Investigator
The investigation determined that $26,090 was taken between April 2011 and July 2012. None of the students who paid application fees of up to $50 each was denied adult education services due to the thefts.
The investigation began after Ruggeri took a leave of absence. During her leave, school officials detected discrepancies in student fees and contacted authorities.
She resigned from her job at the beginning of the new school year in September 2012.