BOOKKEEPER MUST COUNT TO FIVE

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Bookkeeper Rebecca Cirillo was sentenced to five years in state prison last Friday for ripping off a Red Bank business of more than $400,000, the Monmouth County Prosecutor‘s office announced Friday.

The 34-year-old Atlantic Highlands resident was also ordered by a Superior Court judge in Freehold to reimburse the publishing and advertising firm Ansorge Unlimited to the tune of $291,000.

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ANSORGE BOOKKEEPER ADMITS FRAUD

hot-topic right[Update: This case was ordered expunged by Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen on June 6, 2019.]

A former employee of Red Bank-based Ansorge Unlimited pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding the advertising and publishing firm of $403,000, the Monmouth County Prosecutor announced today.

As part of a plea bargain, Rebecca Cirillo, 34, of Atlantic Highlands, admitted embezzling the funds from the publisher of Red Bank Red Hot magazine over the course of more than two years. She also pleaded guilty filing a fraudulent tax return.

Prosecutors are asking that Cirillo get five years in prison when sentenced in January by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Richard W. English.

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FORMER RED BANK MAYOR AND SUPREME COURT JUSTICE DANIEL O’HERN DIES AT 78

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By JOHN T. WARD

Daniel J. O’Hern, a son of Red Bank who was its mayor through a period of social unrest and later served almost two decades on the New Jersey Supreme Court, died Wednesday night at his home in Little Silver.

The Star-Ledger reports that he died of metastatic brain melanoma.

“Dan O’Hern was the quintessential gentleman who represented Red Bank so well in so many aspects,” said Mayor Pasquale Menna, who said he was inspired by O’Hern’s example to pursue public service.

Noting the racial strife of the late 1960s, when O’Hern was a borough councilman and, starting in 1969, as mayor, Menna said O’Hern “led the borough at an exceedingly difficult time, when there was great social friction.”

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 and many towns and cities braced for the kind of violence that had erupted in Newark and elsewhere, O’Hern marched down Shrewsbury Avenue with local ministers and citizens in a peaceful memorial, Menna said.

Through sit-ins and noisy council meetings, “it was always a mark of his sensitivity that he was able to keep the tensions so that they did not rise to a level of civil strife,” Menna said.

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BOOKKEEPER CHARGED WITH $470K THEFT

[Update: This case was ordered expunged by Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen on June 6, 2019.]

A bookkeeper for the firm that publishes Red Bank Red Hot magazine faces up to ten years in prison on charges of stealing $470,000 from the firm over two years, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor.

Rebecca Cirillo, 32, of Atlantic Highlands, was arrested by borough police yesterday on a complaint charging her with second degree theft by deception.

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RED BANK: WORKING UP A SWEAT

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Chuck Lambert’’s day job is not exactly the kind of gritty, back-breaking slog typically associated with the blues: he’’s a “membership services associate” at Red Bank’’s Community YMCA. That’s right, he’’s the guy who’’ll give you the orientation tour, set you up with access to the Cybex machines or heated indoor pool, and do it all with purring, irresistible charm.

But Lambert has also had glimpses of “the seamier side of what the world can show you,” he says, —and he’s not just talking about the men’’s locker room at peak occupancy. For starters, some of the musicians Lambert has played with have been run over by the music biz, or drugs, or just plain bad luck, without having any sort of safety net for themselves or their families. “Music— — the blues in particular— — has its pitfalls,” he says over tonic water at the Downtown Café. “Next thing you know, they’re having a benefit concert for you.”

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