– Attorney General Anne Milgram and
Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni
announced that a former Department of Education
employee was sentenced to state prison today
for stealing checks and money orders that
were intended for the State of New Jersey.
to Director Gramiccioni, Raymond Lee Hebert,
50, of Trenton, was ordered by Superior Court
Judge Gerald J. Council in Mercer County to
serve four years in state prison and pay $7,050
in restitution. Hebert was also ordered to
forfeit his job and was permanently barred
from public employment. The sentence was based
on Hebert’s guilty plea to a criminal
accusation charging him with official misconduct.
the Jan. 22 guilty plea hearing, 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.
Sergeant First Class John Cappetta and Detective
Sergeant Vincent Greene conducted the investigation.
Deputy Attorney General Anthony Picione prosecuted
the case and represented the Division of Criminal
Justice at the sentencing.