NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Texas man was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to , according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.
Eric Bailey, 45, (d/b/a Green Associates and Green Associates Group, Inc.) was sentenced before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on December 2, Koch said.
Bailey was sentenced to one year of probation, was ordered to provide a DNA sample and pay restitution in the amount of $19,959.71. If the restitution is paid within seven days, probation will be terminated, Koch said.
Bailey pled guilty on June 7, 2021 to fourth-degree theft by deception, Koch said.
According to Koch, Bailey obtained property and/or services from eight Sussex County businesses and individuals between June 2007 and December 2007 by creating the false impression that checks drawn on his accounts were negotiable.
Bailey was represented by Matthew Young, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.