A New Jersey woman has been charged with lewdness after allegedly exposing her breasts in the middle of the road on March 6. The woman, age 56, reportedly pulled up her shirt and bra after stepping out of a vehicle on Lexington Boulevard in Barnegat. Security cameras caught the woman's late-night activities. She will be mounting a criminal defense against the lewdness charge as well as additional charges related to an outstanding warrant.
A woman from Jackson Township has been found guilty of felony theft after she reportedly embezzled thousands from the Charleston Springs Golf Course in New Jersey. The woman, a former golf ranger, was responsible for cash management within the pro shop. She reportedly stole about $3,000 from her employer, which netted a variety of consequences. Authorities report that she was arrested on charges of third-degree theft on Jan. 24.
A 55-year-old man who crashed his vehicle into a Dunkin' Donuts in Jersey City in August was formally charged with drunk driving earlier this week. The man, who requires an interpreter to communicate with court officials, admitted that he was suffering from an out-of-control addiction, telling authorities that he was very sick.
Renters, beware: Alleged scammers are afoot in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. A woman who was displaced by the storm discovered that she might have been hoodwinked by a 46-year-old Brick man who posed as the owner of a rental property. The man was charged with theft by deception in connection with the incident, which happened in late December. He is mounting a criminal defense against the charges, though he has more than $7,000 in outstanding warrants from other counties in the region.
A 32-year-old woman and her husband are facing charges related to child abuse after reportedly beating their 6-year-old child to the point of bruising and scarring. Authorities report that the couple is mounting a criminal defense in connection with the case. The boy's mother, who was on the run for more than two months, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child and child abuse, according to local law enforcement.
A man who was slated to be sentenced in connection with a 2010 murder will now face a jury trial for his alleged crime. The man, who had initially entered a plea bargain, was expected to receive 30 years' prison time for his involvement in the felonies. A judge in the case decided that plea bargain was unacceptable, though, considering the heinous nature of the alleged crime. That means that the entire process is starting over again, according to case attorneys.
A man is facing trial for an Ocean County boating accident in which an occupant in one of the two boats involved was killed. He denies the accusation and is mounting a strong criminal defense. The incident occurred over four years ago on Aug. 3, 2008.
A New Jersey educator, who was named the Essex County "Teacher of the Year" in 2011, has been accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student.
Two New Jersey men face weapons charges after police allegedly seized two rifles and a shotgun from the trunk of one of their vehicles. The two men, 44 and 26, were allegedly observed by police looking at guns in the trunk of a car earlier in the month. Both defendants denied the charges but remain in police custody, unable to make bail.
Many New Jersey consumers like the convenience of paying bills online. That process typically involves entering personal or financial information. As today's story illustrates, however, that increasingly popular technology has created a new arena for white-collar criminal allegations, including the risk of online identity theft.