BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A Boonton woman was sentenced to three years in New Jersey state after stealing more than $ 500,000 from her 80-year-old mother-in-law and her husband, an inspector from New Jersey. police in Bloomfield, announced Monday the prosecutors.
According to the Essex County Attorney's Office, the authorities had asked for four years in prison for 50-year-old Patricia Layton Piccinno of Boonton, but a Superior Court judge had instead imposed a three-year sentence.
Piccinno was also ordered to return her husband and mother-in-law. For her mother-in-law, she was ordered to pay $ 208,503, and her husband, $ 127,315, although the value of flights is higher, said prosecutors.
Piccinno was also required to confiscate the seized vehicle in this case, a 2012 Jeep Liberty, prosecutors said.
Essex County Attorneys offered the following description of the case:
"From September 2013 to January 2018, Piccinno stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her 20-year-old husband and widowed mother-in-law. She stole, hid and stopped the mail so that her husband would not discover his crimes. She also stole and embezzled money without her knowledge and consent. She opened a mail box in the name of her mother-in-law and had the mail sent to her home. Piccinno opened and accumulated credit cards on behalf of the victim. She stole large quantities of jewelry from the two victims, some of whom were found in pawnbrokers. She withdrew all of her mother-in-law's money from her savings and chequing accounts, insurance and investment accounts, fake checks, and theft of pension checks. and social security. She created fake emails to cover her stories, created a fake stationery item from a chartered accountant to claim that the CPA had worked for her mother-in-law while he was not there. had never done. She has tampered with and altered the bank statements so that they reflect a higher balance, added Deputy Attorney Teller. She also amended her mother-in-law's 1099 tax return. "
Piccinno has been charged with and charged with several counts, including first-degree money laundering, second-degree theft, identity theft, falsification, falsification and alteration of documents.
On October 28, 2018, Piccinno pleaded guilty to 10 counts of the indictment, including the identity theft of her mother-in-law, multiple charges of usurpation of her stepmother and her mother-in-law. her husband, falsification, theft by deception, the theft of credit cards and the falsification of files, said the prosecutors.
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