– Attorney General Paula T. Dow and
Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor
announced that a former technical assistant
for the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Inspections Unit was sentenced today for
submitting false time sheets in order to
collect more than $4,000 in overtime pay
for hours she did not work.
to Director Taylor, Alicia Windfuhr, 26,
of Hamilton, was sentenced to three years
of probation by Superior Court Judge Gerald
J. Council in Mercer County. The judge sentenced
her to 180 days in jail, but ordered that
the jail sentence be suspended on the condition
that she fulfill all requirements of her
probation, including paying $4,144 in restitution
to the Motor Vehicle Commission, performing
100 hours of community service, and obtaining
gainful employment within 90 days. Windfuhr
pleaded guilty on March 18 to an accusation
that charged her with third-degree theft
was required to forfeit her state job and
will be permanently excluded from public
employment in New Jersey, pursuant to a
consent order executed by the court at sentencing.
pleading guilty, Windfuhr admitted that
between June 2008 and January 2009, she
submitted numerous fraudulent time sheets
indicating that she worked many hours of
overtime that she did not actually work.
She obtained payment for that time of $4,144
to which she was not entitled.
Attorney General David M. Fritch took the
guilty plea for the Division of Criminal
Justice Corruption Bureau and represented
the state at the sentencing.
The investigation was conducted
and coordinated by Detective Sgt. Myles
Cappiello and Detective Glenn Sefick of
the New Jersey State Police, Investigator
Stephen Crane of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle
Commission, and Deputy Attorney General
Christine Hoffman, Chief of the Division
of Criminal Justice Corruption Bureau.