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3 arrested in $71,157 theft from Atlantic Health System

MORRIS PLAINS BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – Three Morris County women have been charged in connection with allegedly stealing money from Atlantic Health System, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

During the month of November 2021, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit became involved in an investigation into a suspected employee theft of payroll funds out of the Atlantic Health System facility located in Morris Plains, Carrol said.

A further investigation revealed that Jessica Addison, 39, of Chester now a former employee of Atlantic Health System, engaged in a scheme with both Kaleigh Kalb, 21, of Chester and Isabella Valentine, 21, of Mendham Township to create false employee profiles. This allowed for Addison to submit fabricated timecards for both Kalb and Valentine even though neither performed work for the company, Carroll said.

As a result, weekly payroll distributions, totaling approximately $71,157, were received, and systematically shared amongst the three women, Carroll said.

Addison, Kalb and Valentine were each charged with third-degree theft, and third-degree conspiracy to commit theft. All three were released pending a court appearance, Carroll said.

Anyone with information related to this investigation, is encouraged to call the Financial Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

“Businesses of any size are encouraged to timely report being victims of criminal activity and cooperate with law enforcement. This enables investigating agencies to utilize available resources to identify persons involved, obtain further evidence and bring those responsible to face charges in a court of law,” Carroll said.

Jay Edwards

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