Thursday, December 9, 2010
Former New Jersey College Staffer Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $500+K
Shaunette P. Ruffin-Moody, 48, of Jersey City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty today to charges she embezzled some $502,000 from New Jersey City University where she had been employed as office manager for the institution's student government organization. According to authorities, Ruffin-Moody conspired with her husband, Alexander A. Moody, 51, to issue at least 219 unauthorized checks to herself, her husband and three others. Ruffin-Moody plead guilty to felony charges of embezzlement and conspiracy to commit mail fraud. She has been suspended without pay from her position since earlier this year and also faces state charges of conspiracy, official misconduct, theft by deception, and forgery. Sentencing is scheduled for March 24, 2011.