NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Newton man has entered a guilty plea to theft of mislaid property, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.
Felix Morales, 30, pled guilty to third-degree theft of mislaid property before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on December 8, Koch said.
In pleading guilty, Morales admitted that on April 25, 2019, he came into control of property of another valued at more than $500.00 knowing that the property was lost or mislaid and took same for his own use purposely depriving the owner thereof, Koch said.
Morales is scheduled to be sentenced on January 20, 2022, Koch said.
The case was investigated by Ptl. Larry Mendelsohn and Det. Robert Tierney of the Byram Township Police Department. Morales was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.