Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office

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                                *News Release*          Date: August. 10, 2009




Police officer pleads guilty to shoplifting



          Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that an Edison police officer today admitted taking $42.27 worth of items from a township supermarket.


David Yanvary, (DOB 7/21/54) of 2606 Wildberry Court, Edison, pleaded guilty to a single count of shoplifting, admitting he took items from a Shop-Rite on March 17, 2009, and did not pay for them.


Under a plea agreement negotiated with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Manuel Sameiro Jr., the defendant avoids a trial, but faces a probationary term up to five years. He also must forfeit his job and will be permanently barred from seeking any public employment in the future.


The guilty plea was accepted by Superior Court Judge Frederick P. DeVesa, who said he will sentence the defendant on October 20, 2009, at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.


Yanvary was charged with the disorderly persons offense on March 31, 2009, after a police investigation determined he had taken a DVD movie, “Role Models,’’ a jar of honey, cooking oil and an aromatic candle from the supermarket.


Edison Police Director Brian Collier said inappropriate behavior, such as Yanvary’s, will not be tolerated. ‘’His case makes an excellent example of how this police department and the county prosecutor’s office protect the integrity of all those officers who serve honorably,’’ the director said.