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Sussex County man, 63, sentenced for credit card theft

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) –  A Sussex County man was sentenced for credit card theft. according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray.

John R. Brown, 63, of Hamburg Borough was sentenced on March 1 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Murray said.

Brown was sentenced to probation and in addition to the standard terms of probation, he must serve 30 days in the Morris County Correctional Facility, pay restitution, submit DNA, and follow all recommendations.

Brown pled guilty on Dec. 13, 2023 to fourth-degree credit card theft. In pleading guilty, he admitted to knowingly taking a credit card and cash from a lost wallet he had found on the ground of the Shoprite in Franklin Borough, Murray said.

At sentencing, Brown was represented by Matthew W. Young, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Supervising 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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