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Sussex County man sentenced to probation for false 911 call

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was sentenced to probation for making a false 911 call to report his car stolen after being involved motor vehicle crash, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Timothy A. Durgin II, 28, of Stanhope Borough was sentenced on Feb. 23 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Durgin was sentenced to three years probation mad in addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must also complete 90 days in the SLAP program, loss of driving privileges for 6 months and pay $2,155 in fines and fees, Taggart said.

Durgin pled guilty on Jan. 3 to fourth-degree false public alarm. In pleading guilty, he admitted to knowingly making a false call to 911 specifically to report his car being stolen after being involved in a motor vehicle crash, Taggart said.

Durgin II was represented by Shaun M. Russell, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Laura Nazzaro.

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