A clerk that worked for the Harrison Department of Construction and Engineering stole about $62,000 from the agency over a six-year period, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
On Friday, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Public Integrity Special Investigations Unit arrested Deborah Thiry, 52, of Harrison, on charges related to theft from the town, Suarez said in a statement.
She was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and was charged on a complaint-summons with theft by unlawful taking and tampering with public records. Following her arrest, Thiry was processed and released.
Her first court appearance on these charges is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2nd in Central Judicial Processing Court in Jersey City.
This matter was initially referred to the Special Investigations Unit by the Harrison Police Department following a 2022 internal audit by the Town of Harrison.
The audit revealed that from 2016 to 2022 approximately $62,000 in various payments collected by the Department of Construction and Engineering was unaccounted for.
Thiry began her employment with the town in 2015 and earned a salary of $39,543 last year, according to public records.
Suarez credited members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Public Integrity Special Investigations Unit with the investigation and arrest.