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Woman pleads guilty to theft, violation of probation charges in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman has entered a guilty plea to theft and violation of probation charges, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Rachel Pier, 42, of Hamburg pled guilty plea to an accusation of fourth-degree theft and violation of probation before the Honorable N. Peter Conforti, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on August 30, Koch said.

In pleading guilty, Pier admitted to taking a cell phone left at a Hardyston business on June 4, 2021, Koch said.

Pier is scheduled to be sentenced on September 23, Koch said.

The case was investigated by Ptl. Eric Stickle and Det. William Varcadipane of the Hardyston Township Police Department.

Pier was represented by Shaun Russell, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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