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Former Ocean County Marina Employee Sentenced for Stealing $108,415 from Employer

Barnegat Township

@ By: Yuritza Arroyo

Ocean County authorities announced that on June 2, Lisa Dowd, 52, of Barnegat, was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison as a result of her previously entered guilty plea to Theft.

According to officials, Dowd was also ordered to make restitution to the victim in the amount of $108,415.

Officials say Dowd pled guilty to the charge on March 21.

An investigation by the Barnegat Township Police Department revealed that Dowd was an employee in the office of a marina in Barnegat Township.

According to Barnegat Police, between January 2018 and December 2021, Dowd forged numerous checks drawn on various bank accounts belonging to the marina.

Police say Dowd made some of the forged checks payable to herself and deposited them in her personal checking account.

Additional checks were forged and used to pay for her utilities and her personal credit card bill.

According to the authorities, in total, the investigation revealed $108,415 in money that was stolen from the marina.

On November 23, 2022, Dowd surrendered herself at Barnegat Township Police Headquarters, where she was processed and charged on a summons pending future appearances in Ocean County Superior Court.