Office manager charged with stealing from law firm trust fund February 10, 2010Posted by jefhenninger in News.
Tags: misapplication of entrusted property
Kimberly M. Dehl, of Flaam Street in Toms River, is charged with second-degree counts of theft and misapplication of entrusted property for allegedly stealing $274,000 from a trust fund account of the law firm that she worked at. Dehl was the office manager at the Howell-based law firm Bongiovanni & Pavliv, and allegedly used her position to write checks to pay mortgage payments, pay personal credit cards and also wrote checks to herself which she deposited in her personal bank account.
The thefts were discovered after Dehl quit in November 2007, after more than 10 years with the firm. The firm dissolved the following month. She was arrested in August 2008 after an investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, and is currently free on $150,000 bail.
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