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Release* † ††††††Date: January 25, 2011
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* † ††††††Date: January 25, 2011
Police sergeant charged with theft
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Peter Mangarella announced that a city police sergeant was charged today with performing extra-duty security jobs with private companies during hours he was supposed to be working for the city as a police officer.
††††††††† Sgt. Victor DeFilippo, 42, was charged with one count of third degree theft by deception for accepting extra work between January 5, 2009 and July 16, 2010.
DeFilippo, who began working as a city police officer in 1990, resigned on December 17, 2010 after the New Brunswick Police Department learned he was working extra jobs while on duty. The city department initiated an investigation and notified the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office, which assisted.
appeared this morning before Superior Court Judge Frederick P. DeVesa at the
Middlesex County Courthouse in
During the hearing, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Brian D. Gillet told the court that DeFilippo was expected to apply for admission to Pre-Trial Intervention, a probationary program known as PTI.
DeFilippo has been released on his own recognizance. His next court hearing was set for April 8, 2011.
As is the case for all criminal defendants, the charge against DeFilippo is merely an accusation and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.