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Sussex County woman sentenced to 3 years in prison for fraud, theft and violation of probation charges

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to fraud, theft and violation of probation charges, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch.

Monika Wolverton, 33, of Newton was sentenced before the Honorable Louis S. Scouse, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on April 22, Koch said.

Wolverton was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,390.00 and fines and fees totaling $280.00 and submit a DNA sample, Koch said.

According to Koch, Wolverton stole a credit card to withdraw cash from two bank ATMs on multiple occasions between October 15 and November 9, 2020, in Bram Township, and violated her probation.

Wolverton pled guilty on March 8, 2021 to third-degree fraudulent use of a credit card, third-degree theft, and violation of probation, Koch said.

Wolverton was represented by Bruce C. Farrier, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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