It looks like New Jersey is getting serious with those who steal from non-profits. In Toms River, Christine Wilbert, was sentenced to five years in NJ State Prison for her scheme that had her netting about $119k in stolen funds over the course of three years.
In addition to skimming deposits, Wilbert wrote more than 50 checks to herself while booking them charitable payments
Right now, NJ seems to be at the forefront of getting serious with these offenders, but to be fair, they have had many of the highest profile cases of late.
“I hope Judge Gizinski’s sentence of State Prison sends a clear message that thefts of this kind will not be tolerated,” Prosecutor Billhimer said. “Stealing money from the Elks Lodge is betrayal of trust afforded to Ms. Wilbert by all Elks Lodge members. I am thankful for the efforts of Detective Bajcic and Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Christopher Heisler for bringing Ms. Wilbert to justice.”