Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Ms. Kristine Whiting and James Whiting, 45, on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception.
Officials say in June 2019, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received information that Kristine Whiting had stolen from her former employer by taking funds from the company’s bank account.
The investigation revealed that the former employer would provide Kristine with the company’s business checks to obtain certified bank checks to make payments for one of its business expense accounts.
After obtaining the certified bank checks, Kristine would cash or deposit the checks, which totaled over $100,000.00, into her bank accounts or the accounts of her husband, James
As the result of the investigation, KRISTINE WHITING was arrested on October 2, 2019 in North Plainfield, NJ and charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4a, a 2nd degree crime, and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-25b(1), a 2nd degree crime.
Police say James was also arrested on October 2, 2019, in North Plainfield, NJ and charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4a, a 2nd-degree crime.
Kristine and James are scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ, on Wednesday, October 23, at 9:00 a.m.