Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that a former Sergeant with the Harvey Cedars Police Department, Sean Marti, 49, of Stafford Township, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Wendel E. Daniels, Pr.J.Cr.P., to two years of supervised probation.
Judge Daniels also executed a Forfeiture of Public Office Order.
This Order permanently forfeits Marti’s employment with the Harvey Cedars Police Department and bars him from any future public employment in the State of New Jersey.
Marti pled guilty to a charge of Theft of Movable Property in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3, a 3rd Degree Crime, on May 2, 2019.
Marti was sentenced today in Ocean County Superior Court.
An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Unit revealed that in the summer of 2017, Marti became aware that a resident wanted to donate a Polaris all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to the Harvey Cedars Police Department or Beach Patrol.
Marti accepted the ATV, stored it at his home and continued to use the ATV as his own until December of 2018 when it was recovered by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
As a condition of his probation, Marti must also make restitution by returning the ATV to its rightful owner.