Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Friday, July 15, Deborah Thiry was arrested on charges related to theft from the Town of Harrison, where she was employed as a clerk in the Department of Construction and Engineering.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, Thiry, 52, of Harrison, was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.
She has been charged on a Complaint-Summons with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tampering with Public Records.
Following her arrest, Thiry was processed and released. Her first court appearance on these charges is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, in Central Judicial Processing Court in Jersey City.
Prosecutor Suarez stated that this matter was initially referred to the Special Investigations Unit by the Harrison Police Department following a 2022 internal audit by the Town of Harrison.
According to officials, the audit revealed that from 2016 to 2022, approximately $62,000 in various payments collected by the Department of Construction and Engineering was unaccounted for. Thiry began her employment with the town in 2015.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.