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Flanders man sentenced to probation for theft in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Morris County man was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to theft, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Jake Diebner, 32, Flanders was sentenced on September 9 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courtroom in Newton, Taggart said.

Diebner was sentenced to one year of non-custodial probation and in addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must also pay restitution in the amount of over $16,000 and $269 in fines and fees, Taggart said.

Diebner pled guilty on June 27 to third-degree theft by failure to make required disposition of property received, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Diebner admitted to taking funds allocated for a swimming pool that he was contracted to build along with his company, and utilized the funds for other things. The amount taken was more than $500 and less than $75,000, Taggart said.

Diebner was represented by Lawrence H. Kleiner, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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