The former treasurer of the Bradley Beach Fire Department used her borough position to steal more than $40,000 over a 19-month span, authorities said.
Now, she’s heading to state prison.
Friday, a judge sentenced 41-year-old Christine Paladino of the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township to three years behind bars for stealing borough money, according to a news release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
As a former public official, Paladino will be required to serve two years in prison before being eligible for parole. The sentence was handed down by state Superior Court Judge Richard W. English in Monmouth County, according to the release.