– Attorney General Paula T. Dow and
Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor
announced that a former administrative assistant
for the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission
was sentenced to state prison today for
submitting false time sheets in order to
collect more than $10,000 in overtime pay
for hours she did not work.
to Director Taylor, Cindy K. Franks, 50,
of Morrisville, Pa., was sentenced to three
years in state prison by Superior Court
Judge Robert C. Billmeier in Mercer County.
Franks pleaded guilty on March 5 to an accusation
charging her with second-degree official
must pay $10,313 in restitution to the Juvenile
Justice Commission under the plea agreement.
She will be permanently barred from public
employment in New Jersey.
Attorney General Thomas R. Clark prosecuted
the case for the Division of Criminal Justice
Corruption Bureau and represented the state
at the sentencing. The case was investigated
by Sgt. David Salzmann and Lt. Stanley Beet
Jr. of the Division of Criminal Justice.
pleading guilty, Franks admitted that between
September 2005 and April 2007, she submitted
time sheets that contained false information
about overtime hours that she worked on
a special project that was assigned to her
at the Juvenile Justice Commission.
admitted that she falsely reported working
various periods of overtime that she did
not actually work, and obtained payment
for that time of $10,313 to which she was