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Release*†††††††††† ††††††Date: June 26, 2014
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††† ††††††Date: June 26, 2014
††††††††† Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced
today that a
Stephen Gulick, 51, waived his right to a grand jury review and pleaded guilty on June 25, 2014 to a count of theft by deception, admitting he took the money from the housing authority between February 2, 2012 and July 8, 2013.
an agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor
While the theft did not involve the police department or his duties as an officer, Gulick also will be required to resign from his job as part of the plea agreement.
pleaded guilty during a hearing in
was charged on November 14, 2013 following an investigation by Lt. Timothy
Brennan of the Sayreville Police Department and Investigator
was determined that Gulick collected federal money to
subsidize the rent paid by a female tenant at a property he owned in
He subsequently married the tenant, who then became ineligible for the housing assistance, but continued to receive and cash checks paid by the housing authority on behalf of the woman.
The investigation further showed that Gulick collected 18 checks totaling $20,466 during the period the woman was ineligible to receive assistance.
Gulick had been a member of the Sayreville Police Department for 14 years at the time he was charged.