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.