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New Jersey mother and son face embezzlement charges

The most important tenet of the United States criminal justice system is the presumption that a person is innocent until and unless proved guilty in a court of law. This precept is designed to ensure that no one is imprisoned for a crime they did not commit. It does not matter whether a person faces embezzlement charges or murder charges, every person in New Jersey accused of a crime has the right to this legal presumption and to defend themselves against the accusations in court.

A mother and son were recently accused of stealing more than $480,000 from a printing company. The thefts allegedly took place over the course of 10 months. According to New Jersey authorities, the son wrote checks to himself for various amounts, and his mother adjusted the company's account ledgers to hide the activities.

The Evesham Police Department, along with the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, conducted an investigation that lasted nearly a month and was based on unknown information. Somehow, the mother and son became the focus of the investigation. They were both recently arrested and charged with theft in the second degree. The woman's 29-year-old son also faces an additional charge of forgery.

The 59-year-old mother is no longer in police custody since she was able to make bail. Her son, however, was still being held on bail in the amount of $75,000 at last report. A thorough review of the evidence against each individual is necessary in order to prepare a defense to the embezzlement charges. Once that review is conducted, all of the options can be explored in order to decide what legal steps may be necessary in striving to achieve the best outcome possible for each of them.

Source: 6abc.com, Mother, son arrested for embezzlement in New Jersey, No author, Jan. 17, 2014

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