Marlboro firefighter admits skimming funds as treasurer
A volunteer firefighter for Marlboro Township's Robertsville Fire Company can expect to be sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling more than $60,000 from the organization while serving as its treasurer.
Chester A. Jameson, 52,of Old Bridge, pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception in Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold, according to the office of County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.
The South Old Bridge Fire Company web page lists Jameson as a Deputy Fire Marshal. The District Three Board of Fire Commisioners page for the Township of Old Bridge lists his Fire Marshal position as part-time.
Under conditions of the plea bargain, prosecutors will recommend the three-year term, with a mandatory two years before parole eligibility.
It also calls for him to forfeit his position and related pension, prohibits him form public office in New Jersey, and requires him to pay full $60,000 restitution..
Jameson admitted writing more than 100 checks to himself, and more payable to cash, between August 2009 and January 2015.
Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Lawrence Nelsen tended the case for the State. Freehold attorney James Fagan represented Jameson.