Court administrator accused of stealing $3K in cash from town

LOWER TWP. – A municipal court worker in Cape May County has been charged with stealing more than $3,000 paid to the court by residents, prosecutors said Thursday.

Mariya Starrett, 31, of Absecon, could face five to 10 years in state prison if convicted of the second-degree official misconduct charge. She was also charged Wednesday with theft.

Investigators began looking into the municipal court funds after receiving a complaint from the division manager for the Superior Court of Cape May County.

Discrepancies were found between accounting journals and deposit slips for the Lower Township municipal court, the Cape May County prosecutor’s …read more

Source: Cape May

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