NEWTON, NJ (sussex County) – An Ohio man was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to taking funds to build a new Frankford Fire Department, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.
Jeffery L. Simmons, 46, of Canton was sentenced on October 20 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.
Simmons was sentenced to five years of probation in addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must also submit a DNA sample, pay $250,000 in restitution along with the minimum fines and fees, Taggart said.
Simmons pled guilty on June 16 to third-degree theft and third-degree failure to pay taxes.
Simmons admitted to taking funds to construct a new Frankford Fire Department building and failed to do so. He also admitted to failing to pay taxes, Taggart said.
Simmons was represented by Anthony Palumbo, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.