A Bridgewater woman was arrested Thursday for embezzling over $130,000 in merchandise from her -based employer, according to a release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
Melissa Covey, 42, was arrested for stealing computers and computer-related equipment from Quintum Technologies, LLC for whom she worked as a buyer. An investigation into the misappropriation found that Covey ordered equipment from vendors through Quintum's purchase accounts and then submitted fictitious purchase orders so the purchases appeared to be for legitimate business. Covey would then sell the items to various third parties through Ebay and keep the profit.
Covey was charged with second degree Theft and faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in New Jersey State Prison if convicted.
Her bail was set at $75,000 by the Honorable Thomas F. Scully.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and State law.