Prosecutor: Kearny BOE bookkeeper stole $190k between 2011 and 2017

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A bookkeeper who worked for Kearny Board of Education’s payroll department has been charged with stealing about $190,000 from the district between 2011 and 2017, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Photo via Kearnyschools.com.
Photo via Kearnyschools.com.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Gina Neri, 50, of North Arlington, has been charged with theft by deception, Suarez said in a statement. She is scheduled to make her first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Jersey City on February 6.

Yesterday, Neri was charged with an alleged theft of approximately $190,000 from the Kearny BOE, authorities said.

Specifically, she has been accused of unlawfully negotiating checks drawn from the Kearny BOE bank account throughout the years of 2011 to 2017 and using those funds for her own personal benefit, officials said.

The prosecutor’s office began its investigation after being contacted by an attorney
representing the Kearny BOE and the charges were filed after a month-long investigation was conducted by detectives for the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor, police said.