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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: June 24, 2011

 

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Ex-treasurer charged with theft

 

Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Robert Hubner, director of the Woodbridge Police Department, announced today that the former treasurer of a Pop Warner football league has been charged with stealing $19,795.69 from the organization.

 

Janet Thomas (DOB 12/3/65) was released on her own recognizance after she surrendered at the Woodbridge Police Department on June 21, 2011, on a charge of third degree theft.

 

The charge was filed following an investigation by Detective Anthony Penicaro of the Woodbridge Police Department and Investigator Lisa Collins of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.

 

It was determined that Thomas obtained funds in various amounts from the Port Reading Saints Football Association between January 2010 and January 2011, while she served as treasurer.

 

The investigation began after Saints officials found financial discrepancies and contacted police.

 

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charge against Thomas is merely an accusation and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.