RANDOLPH — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Scott Forsbrey, 52, Randolph, has pleaded guilty to one count of third degree Official Misconduct. The guilty plea was entered into before the Honorable Robert J. Gilson, J.S.C.
On January 9, 2014, a Morris County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Scott Forsbrey, charging him with two counts of second degree Official Misconduct in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:30-2 and one count of second degree Theft in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-9.
An investigation revealed that Forsbrey allegedly converted approximately $112,000 from monies he collected in executing upon levies for judgment creditors. These monies were in excess of the amounts he was permitted to retain for a commission as a Morris County Special Civil Part Court Officer in collecting the judgments and were in actuality proceeds which should have been turned over to creditors.
On June 22, 2015, Forsbrey entered a guilty plea to third degree Official Misconduct. The State agreed to recommend a sentence of three (3) years in New Jersey State Prison, with a two (2) year period of parole ineligibility. The Defendant also must forfeit all public office/employment and agree to restitution in the amount of $112,874.61.
The Defendant is scheduled for sentencing on September 18, 2015 before the Honorable James M. DeMarzo, J.S.C.
Assistant Prosecutor Sahil Kabse represented the State in this matter.
Any inquiries can be directed to Morris County Deputy Chief of Investigations Denise H. Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.