KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department reports the arrest of Michelle Pennant, 38, of Newark for stealing in excess of $10,000.00 from her employer.  Pennant worked for the Kenilworth business for over two years. In that time she was able to access the company’s payroll accounts and cash or deposit unauthorized checks payable to herself.  

The name of the business is being withheld by the police for privacy.

The Kenilworth detective bureau conducted an investigation and arrested Pennant today at her workplace.  According to Kenilworth Detective Mike Scanielo, Pennant was charged with one count of 3rd degree Theft by Deception.  She was released from custody and has a schedule appearance in Union County Superior Court on Jan. 27.