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Employee Accused of Stealing $40K From Ridgewood YMCA, Police Say

The bookkeeper from Mahwah allegedly diverted Y funds for her own use, police said.

A Ridgewood YMCA bookkeeper was arrested last week after allegedly stealing $40,000 from the community institution, Ridgewood Police announced in a release Thursday morning.

According to police, Catherine Easer, 54, of Mahwah, allegedly diverted YMCA funds and took about $40,000 for her own personal use.

About two months ago, Y officials alerted police to account discrepancies and a possible theft, police said. After Ridgewood Detective Jeffrey Casson conducted a two-month investigation, cops arrested Easer on April 10, and charged her with third degree theft, police said.

Easer has since been released, police said.

jp1 April 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Does or will she have to pay back a token amount like our parking meter thief?
JATO April 19, 2014 at 09:03 AM
Probably not. Stealing in Ridgewood N.J. Is not a crime.
DD April 19, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Seems to be part of the job description.

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