New Jersey firefighter admits to stealing $60K from department

  • Source: Newark Star-Ledger/
  • Published: 08/31/2016 12:00 AM

A volunteer firefighter admitted on Monday to stealing more than $60,000 from the department over six years while serving as its treasurer. Chester Jameson, 52, of Old Bridge, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft by deception before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge David Bauman, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced in a news release. Between August 2009 and January 2015, Jameson wrote more than 100 checks to himself and cash totaling more than $60,000. Jameson was a volunteer firefighter and treasurer for the Robertsville Volunteer Fire Company in Marlboro, Gramiccioni said. Gramiccioni said, as part of a plea agreement, the state will recommend a sentence of three years in state prison. Jameson will have to serve at least two years before he is eligible for parole.


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