MORRISTOWN, NJ - Rosemarie Antoine of Newark has been indicted on charges of theft and forgery, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Chief Martin McParland, Jr., of the Rockaway Township Police Department.
The defendant remains at large and law enforcement asks any member of the public who is aware of her present location to report it to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285- 6200.
According to an announcement from the prosecutor's office, Ms. Antoine was hired as a home health aide by an 88-year-old man to help with the in-home care of his wife in Rockaway Township. She worked for the couple since 2015 but in September 2018, the victim discovered that Ms. Antoine had forged his signature on checks and deposited them into her personal bank account, said authorities.
The forged checks totaled $9,833.00.
Antoine has been charged with 1 count of Theft, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3a, a crime of the Third degree and 14 counts of Forgery, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1a(3), all crimes of the Third degree.
A search of the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Affairs Division indicates that Ms. Antoine’s Home Health Aide license is currently inactive.
**The charges and allegations contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and this Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law**