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Man sentenced to prison on fraud, drug charges

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to fraud, drug and two other charges, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Christopher Candido, 27, of Hopatcong was sentenced before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on Jan. 3, Koch said.

Candido was sentenced to three years in state prison, ordered to pay $205.00 in restitution and $2,280.00 in fines and fees. He was given credit for 203 days of jail time and 36 days of gap time, Koch said.

Candido pled guilty on Nov. 19, 2019, to third-degree fraudulent use of a credit card, third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, fourth-degree joyriding, and to violating his probation, Koch said.

Candido took an individual’s vehicle without permission, used that individual’s bank card to withdraw funds from her bank account on Aug. 31, 2019. He was in possession of 14 folds of heroin at the time of his arrest, Koch said.

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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