July 26, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Shane Clancy, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on July 22, 2016.
Clancy, age 22 of Vernon, was sentenced to three years of probation with 25 days’ time served. He was ordered to pay $310 in fines and penalties and submit a DNA sample at his own expense.
He pled guilty on March 21, 2016, to the third degree crimes of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and Uttering a Forged Instrument.
The defendant used a stolen ATM card on May 30, 2015, to attempt to make purchases at Vernon A&P, Vernon Liberty Gas Station, Vernon Pizza Station, and Serenity Smoke Shop in Butler. On June 9, 2015, at the Lakeland Bank in Vernon, he attempted to cash a check knowing that the signature of the account holder on the check was a forgery.
Clancy was represented by Robert Mattia, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Rachelle Jones.