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Morris County man pleads guilty to theft charge

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Morris County man has entered a guilty plea to a theft charge, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Jake R. Diebner, 31, of Riverdale Borough pled guilty to third-degree theft by failure to make required disposition of property received on June 27 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Koch said

In pleading guilty, Diebner admitted to taking funds allocated for a swimming pool that he was contracted to build along with his company, and utilized the funds for other things. The amount taken was more than $500.00 and less than $75,000, Koch said.

Diebner is scheduled to be sentenced on September 1.

Diebner was represented by Lawrence H. Kleiner, 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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