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Former Laurita Winery Manager Charged with Theft in Ocean County

By rlsmetro on
New Egypt

Ocean County officials announced that on March 22, Nancy Proctor, 62, of Ortley Beach, was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking.

An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Unit and Plumsted Township Police Department revealed that Proctor - a former manager at Laurita Winery in New Egypt - stole in excess of $40,000 from the winery during the course of her employment spanning the time period from January 24, 2019, through November 1, 2019. 

According to officials, Proctor was responsible for collecting payments from food vendors for events taking place at Laurita Winery, but instead diverted the monies intended for Laurita Winery to her own personal PayPal accounts, for her own personal benefit.

According to police, on March 22, law enforcement located Proctor at her current place of employment in Seaside Heights; she was subsequently transported to the Seaside Heights Police Department, where she was processed and released on a summons pending a future court date.