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.