An Ocean County woman has been criminally charged with stealing nearly $100,000 from the local entertainment company that employed her, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Saturday.
Dina M. Mulleano, 49, of Brick Township is charged with second-degree Theft by Deception.
An investigation was initiated earlier this year following receipt of information that Mulleano had been creating false payroll direct deposits while working in her capacity as the human resources manager of the victim company.
A review of bank and payroll records revealed that from June 2021 to October 2022, Mulleano made approximately 70 such transfers from the payroll system to her bank account, while fraudulently crediting the pay to more than two dozen different employees. In all, the theft amounted to more than $95,000.
Mulleano was served the charges against her via summons earlier this week, pending future proceedings in Monmouth County Superior Court. A first appearance has been tentatively scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.