– Attorney General Anne Milgram and
Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni
announced that a former employee of the Department
of Education has pleaded guilty to stealing
checks and money orders that were intended
for the State of New Jersey.
to Director Gramiccioni, Raymond Lee Hebert,
50, of Trenton, pleaded guilty yesterday (Jan.
22) before Superior Court Judge Gerald J.
Council in Mercer County to a criminal accusation
charging him with second-degree official misconduct.
his plea agreement, the state will recommend
that Hebert be sentenced to four years in
state prison. Hebert will be ordered to pay
$7,050 in restitution. He forfeited his job
and will be permanently barred from public
pleading guilty, Hebert admitted that between
May 1, 2001 and April 14, 2007, he used his
position as a technical assistant with the
Department of Education to steal $7,050. One
of Hebert’s duties was to process applications
for teaching certificates and handle checks
and money orders payable to the State of New
Jersey or the New Jersey Department of Education.
Hebert admitted that he wrote his own name
on checks and money orders totaling $7,050
and deposited them into his own bank account.
of the New Jersey State Police conducted the
investigation. Deputy Attorneys General Anthony
Picione and J. Michael Wicke represented the
Division of Criminal Justice at the guilty
Council scheduled sentencing for March 26.