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Man pleads guilty to shoplifting from Sussex County Home Depot

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Fredon Township man has pleaded guilty to shoplifting merchandise from a Sussex County Home Depot, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Thomas Rae, 56, pled guilty to fourth-degree shoplifting on Nov. 16 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Rae admitted to purposely carrying away merchandise, with intent to deprive Home Depot of the possession, Taggart said.

Rae is scheduled to be sentenced on January 26, 2023.

Thomas Rae was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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