FREEHOLD, NJ A former bookkeeper at The Atlantic Club has been charged with stealing more than $223,000 from the Wall-based fitness facility between January 2012 and June 2017, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jennifer Ambrosino, 41, of Point Pleasant is accused of concealing the theft by altering bank statements, initiating fraudulent wire transfers and submitting erroneous reconciliation documents, and then using the money for her personal use, the office said in a statement.

She has been indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury on 11 counts, including one count each of second-degree theft of movable property and computer criminal activity, four counts each of third-degree failure to pay taxes and filing of a fraudulent tax return, and one count of fourth-degree falsifying records.

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The charges are a result of a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Wall Township Police Department, and the N.J. Department of Treasury’s Office of Criminal Investigation. 

Ambrosino faces a maximum of 10 years in state prison on each of the second-degree charges, a five-year maximum on each of the third-degree charges, and up to 18 months on the fourth-degree charge.

The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Joshua D. Detzky.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and state law.

In November 2012, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office launched a Corruption Tip Line designed to solicit the public’s assistance in identifying and targeting corruption, fraud and misconduct occurring in local governmental agencies.  Citizens may report concerns via the following: Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Corruption Tip Line — 855-7-UNJUST (855-786-5878) or email corruption@mcponj.org (write “Corruption/Misconduct Tip” in the subject line).

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