A Vineland man and former Atlantic County employee has been charged with theft, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
According to authorities, Ronald P. Grattini, 36, is charged with third degree Theft of Moveable Property.
Officials say on July 13, 2017, Grattini received a payroll direct deposit check in the amount of $1,504.50 and then asked for a paper payroll check for the same period. Grattini withdrew all of the funds that were received by direct deposit and then cashed the paper check. He then refused to return the duplicative paid payroll funds.
Officials say Grattini was employed by Atlantic County as a Right to Know Project Specialist. As a result of an investigation Grattini was terminated by Atlantic County. Grattini was charged and released on a summons.
The investigation was completed by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Official Corruption Unit.
These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.
People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.