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Release* ††† ††††††Date: February 23, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: February 23, 2010
Shuttle bus driver sentenced for theft
††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today that a county shuttle bus driver has been placed on probation for three years for stealing cash from a donation box used by passengers who make voluntary contributions in appreciation of free rides to various destinations around the county.
††††††††† Mark B. Wolfthal (DOB 7/13/59) of the Parlin section of
addition, Superior Court Judge Frederick P. DeVesa, sitting in
Wolfthal was sentenced on February 22, 2010, after he pleaded guilty on December 8, 2009, to a count of fourth degree theft, admitting he took the cash from the donation box on various occasions between January 1, 2008, and September 15, 2009.
††††††††† The guilty plea was entered following negotiations with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Brian D. Gillet.
was charged on September 24, 2009, after an investigation by Sgt. Daniel
DelBagno and Investigator
††††††††† MCAT is a popular Middlesex County service that offers free shuttle bus rides to senior citizens, disabled residents and economically disadvantaged individuals who need transportation to go shopping, seek employment, or receive medical services.
Wolfthal began working for the county on September 24, 2001, and was earning $30,933 annually. He was suspended without pay after he was charged.