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Former employee of Sussex County repair shop sentenced for stealing funds

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A former employee of a Sussex County repair shop was sentenced for stealing funds, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch.

Kevin M. O’Shea, 39, of Staten Island, NY was sentenced before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 10, Koch said.

O’Shea was sentenced to 30 days in jail which he will be allowed to serve in Sussex County SLAP and three years of probation. In addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must also submit a DNA sample, undergo a TASC Evaluation and follow all recommendations. He is also subject to pay restitution as determined by the court and $1,127 in fines and fees, Koch said.

O’Shea pled guilty on March 2 to third-degree theft.

According to Koch, O’Shea took funds that he was not entitled to from Hampton Body Works while he was employed there from January 2019 to March 2020.

O’Shea was represented at sentencing by Damiano M. Fracasso, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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