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Shrewsbury Law Firm Bilked By Fraudster, Grand Jury Says

Lynel Lepkoski was indicted on charges of forgery and identity theft for alleged crimes committed from 2007 to 2012

Middletown resident Lynel Lepkoski was indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury Wednesday on allegations she stole tens of thousands of dollars from a Shrewsbury-based law firm over the course of five years, according to court documents.

Lepkoski was indicted on charges of theft by deception, forgery and identity theft after the grand jury found that on diverse dates between December, 2007 and July, 2012 she forged business checks, impersonated two different people, and obtained more than $63,000 in money and benefits from the Bolan Jahnsen Law Firm located on Broad Street.

According to court documents, Lepkoski, 48, of Gillville Avenue, impersonated victims identified only as L.J., D.J., and Mrs. D.J., to forge business checks.

A LinkedIn search of Lepkoski showed that she was employed as a secretary at a law firm, though it did not provide more specifics.

All three charges are third-degree crimes.

According to a previous Patch report, Lepkoski was arrested on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Hazlet Municipal Court in June, 2011. She was released after posting $1,150 bail.

Marjorie Smith October 12, 2012 at 01:42 AM
I always wonder why people think they can get away with embezzling. Is it just naivete or do they secretly promise themselves they will pay it back and can't stop?

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