ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury woman stole more than $150,000 from her Mount Olive employer over a 5-year-period, according to police.

The woman, Angela Messina, 53, of Landing, was arrested Monday by Mount Olive police following an 8-month-long investigation, police said. They said Messina was charged with theft and fraud.

She is accused of writing “multiple fraudulent checks to pay personal bills, and to deposit into her personal checking account,” while working for Wicklow and Laurano LLC and Accurate Irrigation LLC.

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Police said they began investigating the case on Feb. 27, 2018 when John Wicklow, of Morristown, came to their headquarters to report the money losses experienced by his companies. “Mr. Wicklow reported that over the course of five years money was taken from both businesses totaling $152,000,” police said.

Mount Olive Police Detective David Hering conducted the probe and identified Messina as being the thief, police said. Messina, who could not be immediately reached for comment, was released, pending a court appearance, after being charged, police said.

 

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