[CORRECTION: A spokeswoman for the Diocese of Trenton says the accused was an outside contractor to St. James, not an employee as reported, and thus his alleged crime can’t be characterized as embezzlement, as stated in the original headline on this post. There’s also an update on this story below.]
employee of outside contractor to St. James Church was indicted Tuesday on charges he embezzled stole more than $75,000 from the Red Bank institution over a six-year period.
An indictment handed down Monday by a Monmouth County grand jury alleges that Robert Ouimet, 49, of Manasquan, issued forged vouchers purporting to have been authorized by someone else, identified only by the initials “R.P.”
The alleged fraud occurred between May, 2007 and November, 2013, the indictment alleges.
Ouimet’s position at the church and other details were not immediately available.