An arrest was recently made after an accounts payable audit conducted late last year revealed the payroll supervisor of a Secaucus, New Jersey, trucking company had been padding her paychecks, The Jersey Journal reports.
Caroline Kenny was also found to have been padding invoices issued by Port Logistics Group to two trucking companies that worked for the business – an action that amounted to nearly $300,000 in fraudulent payments.
The money was pocketed by Eddie Montes of D & E Trucking and Alfonso Dominguez of Multi-State Trucking, who both paid Kenny approximately $400 per week for her part in the embezzlement scheme.
Kenny, who was recently arrested, is charged with theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception. Her accomplices face the same charges, according to the news source. They face up to a decade in prison for each count.
Elsewhere in the state, an AP audit of the Egg Harbor Township-based NextGen Aviation Research and Technology Park released in February included seven questioned costs, the Press of Atlantic City reports.