Former N.J. employee pleads guilty to stealing from state Department of Labor

    A former New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development employee faces up to a year in prison for stealing money from the department.

    State Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa has announced Sharon Caldwell, a former fiscal analyst for the department, has pleaded guilty to stealing $18,525 in state funds.
    The 58-year-old was charged last Fall for issuing three separate checks from the Disability Insurance program account and converting them for personal use to pay her rent. The checks were found during a 2010 audit.

    Caldwell will be sentenced April 18. She faces up to 364 days in prison and restitution fees. She must also forfeit future public employment.

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