New Jersey embezzlement case, interesting ruling.
Northjersey.com : Englewood
Former Englewood employee who stole $50k can continue paying $10 monthly restitution, judge rules
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Last updated: Wednesday April 11, 2012, 11:01 PM
BY MELISSA HAYES
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A former Englewood employee — who stole more than $50,000 from city youth programs that she used to gamble, pay debts, and cover rent — can continue paying just $10 a month in restitution, a Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday.
Antoinette Galluzzo was back in court because Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli requested a restitution hearing after she was sentenced in February to pay $10 a month during her three years of probation, for a total of $360. The remaining $51,241.62 Galluzzo owes to the city would have to be recouped through a civil judgment and wage garnishment, Judge Eugene H. Austin said in upholding his initial ruling.
“I’m certainly not going to require her to pay more to set her up for failure so she gets a jail sentence,” Austin said.
Yes, it would be horrible if this poor thing got a jail sentence.
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