N.J. woman stole $1M from her employer, cops say

A 56-year-old New Jersey woman stole more than $1 million from her employer over an eight-year period by forging signatures on checks and altering bank statements, authorities said. 

TIna Madison (Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office) 

TIna Madison, of Cresskill, is charged with financial facilitation of criminal activity, theft by deception, forgery of a check and falsifying financial records, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Monday. 

While working as an administrative assistant at a business that authorities did not name, Madison obtained access to her employer’s checking account.

She forged the writing, signatures and endorsements on the checks before depositing them into her own business banking account, according to the prosecutor’s office. 

Madison then allegedly withdrew cash and doctored her employer’s bank statements to conceal the thefts, which took place between 2010 and this year. 

She was arrested Friday in her hometown.

Madison will make a first appearance in Superior Court in Hackensack on Aug. 15. 

Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

 

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