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JULY 26, 2022NEWS RELEASEBRIDGEWATER WOMAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT BY DECEPTIONBRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Bridgewater Township Chief of Police Paul Payne announced the arrest of Jolee Roberts, age 55, of Bridgewater, New Jersey in relation to the theft by deception of funds from a non-profit organization in Bridgewater.Prosecutor McDonald stated that a matter was referred to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Unit regarding concerns involving the impropriety of funds which was discovered after termination of the non-profit organization’s long-time Finance Officer.Prosecutor McDonald stated that detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Unit and the Bridgewater Township Police Department conducted an investigation into this matter. As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Jolee Roberts cashed numerous checks and utilized credit cards issued to the non-profit organization for unauthorized purchases in excess of $75,000.00 during a two-year period while employed at the non-profit organization. As a result of this investigation, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, Jolee Roberts was arrested at her residence without incident and charged with 2nd degree Theft by Deception, two counts of 3rd degree Forgery and 4th degree Credit Card Theft. Defendant Roberts was lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing. Prosecutor McDonald, Chief Fodor, and Chief Payne request anyone with information relating to this investigation to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Special Investigations Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Bridgewater Township Police Department at (908) 722-4111 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential. NOTE: The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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