Posted Monday, March 13th, 2017

Erica Verrone, 49, of Wayne, has been sentenced to five years probation for Theft by Unlawful Taking in connection with a  checks from her employer that were fraudulently cashed by the defendant, it has been announced by Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

Morris Prosecutor: Former Morris County Law Firm Employee SentencedIn sentencing Verrone, Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Critchley also ordered the defendant to pay full restitution in the amount of $63,857 to the victim, her former employer.

Verrone made a guilty plea on Dec. 20, 2016 before Judge Critchley.  As part of the plea agreement, she paid $25,300 towards restitution at sentencing. The balance is required to be paid to the victim through the New Jersey Probation Division during the five year probationary period.

At the time of the incident, Verrone was employed by a Morris County law firm. The Morristown Bureau of Police initiated an investigation in 2015 when the law firm discovered $2,351 missing from one of its accounts.  The investigation ultimately disclosed that numerous fraudulent checks were cashed by the Defendant, totaling $63,857.

Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Michael Rappa represented the state during the court proceedings.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morristown Bureau of Police and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit for their assistance with this prosecution.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Paul Merkler at [email protected] or (973)-285-6215