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Pleasantville Woman Indicted for Stealing Work Hours

Mays Landing

By: Najla Alexander 

Atlantic County authorities announced that on Thursday, July 20, Suzanne Ricketts, 43, of Pleasantville, was indicted by an Atlantic County grand jury for official misconduct, theft by deception, and computer crimes.

According to Mays Landing officials, the case stems from an investigation into her actions while a civilian employee of the Atlantic City Police.

In 2020, the Atlantic City Police began investigating alleged discrepancies in Ricketts’ timesheets.

A review of the surveillance and computer systems showed differences between the times Ricketts was physically at the Atlantic City Police and what was listed in the payroll system, of which Ricketts was in charge, officials said. 

Authorities say over 174 unaccounted-for hours were identified, with an estimated loss to the city of over $3,000.00.

If convicted of these offenses, Ricketts faces up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison and a ban on future public service employment, officials said. 

These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt.

In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or other serious crimes, please get in touch with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office website or by clicking on the link ACPO.

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