Georgia woman accused of embezzling money from NJ law firm
🚔 Georgia woman charged with stealing from Point Pleasant law firm
🚔 She allegedly wrote out checks amounting to $184,000 from trust account
🚔 None of the clients were negatively impacted by the massive theft
A former legal secretary for a law firm in Point Pleasant Borough has been charged after allegedly embezzling a massive amount of funds over the course of six years.
Donna Frustieri, 55, of Thunderbolt, Georgia had access to the firm's attorney trust account which held funds belonging to a number of clients.
She is accused of taking more than $184,000 of that money and writing about 139 checks to family and others close to her between May of 2015 and June of 2021, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer and Point Pleasant Borough Police Chief Adam Picca.
Authorities say that the law firm reimbursed all the money allegedly stolen by Frustieri back in the trust account and no clients were harmed financially.
Following the investigation by the OCPO-Economic Crime Squad and PPB Police, Frustieri was charged with theft in connection with the unlawful taking of funds on a summons pending an upcoming first appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.