BAYONNE, NJ - A Lyndhurst man arrested in February faces forgery and theft charges after an investigation by the Bayonne Police Department revealed that he allegedly mishandled checks earmarked for employees in the company he worked for.

According to Lt. Eric Amato, management at Bookazine filed a complaint with the Bayonne Police Department in January after several employees complained that they had not received paychecks owed to them for unpaid vacation time.

The report continues that a subsequent investigation into the allegations revealed that between June 2016 and June 2018 John M Cribbin, a former payroll clerk at Bookazine, had kept, signed, and deposited more than $34,000 in checks into his own account.