Hanover NJ Receptionist Busted for Stealing from Employer
A 24-year-old Hanover Township NJ receptionist admitted to stealing from her employer’s business.
According to authorities, Sandra Lejasbunde allegedly stole approximately $800.00 from a Troy Hills Road business in July.
The owner of the business “had a feeling” that Ms. Lejasbunde had taken part in the theft. According to Hanover police, when confronted by the owner, Ms. Lejasbunde confessed to taking the money.
After Ms. Lejasbunde was arrested, she told police that 24-year-old Joseph Sanchelli was also responsible for the theft.
A week after Ms. Lejasbunde’s arrest, another theft occurred at the business. Ms. Lejasbunde told police that Mr. Sanchelli had committed that theft as well. A few days later, Mr. Sanchelli was arrested on a warrant.
Ms. Lejasbunde was charged with theft and burglary. Meanwhile, Mr. Sanchelli was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit theft of moveable property.
In New Jersey, burglary is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2. The statute classifies burglary as a third degree felony, unless someone is injured or the burglar uses a weapon. In this case, Ms. Lejasbunde may be charged with third degree burglary. If convicted, she could be sentenced to as many as five years in state prison.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Hanover Receptionist Admits to Stealing from Her Employer, Turns in Her Cohort, Cops Say.“