Sussex County woman sentenced on forgery, theft charges
NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman was sentenced after pleading guilty to forgery and theft, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Monika Wolverton, 32, of Andover was sentenced before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on Oct. 11, Koch said.
Wolverton was sentenced to three years of mental health probation and 364 days in jail with credit for 39 days of time served. She may be released from jail once probation establishes a comprehensive mental health plan. She was ordered to pay restitution of $696.42 and fines and fees totaling $280.00, Koch said.
Wolverton took an individual’s checks in Byram Township, forging same to pay for merchandise at the Mount Olive Township Walmart, and then returning the merchandise to receive cash refunds, Koch said.
Wolverton pled guilty on Sept. 3, to third-degree forgery and third-degree theft by deception, Koch said.