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Press Release - Plea of Eric Bailey

Release Date: June 07, 2021



June 7, 2021

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an indictment before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 7, 2021, by Eric Bailey d/b/a Green Associates and Green Associates Group, Inc.

     Bailey, age 45 of Texas, pled guilty to Theft by Deception, a fourth degree crime.  Sentencing is presently anticipated for November 5, 2021.

     In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to obtaining property and/or services from eight Sussex County businesses and individuals between June 2007 and December 2007 by creating the false impression that checks drawn on his accounts were negotiable.  

     Two of the cases were investigated by Tpr. Verheeck of the New Jersey State Police and Sgt. Philhower of the Newton Police Department.  

     Bailey was represented by Nicole Rizzolo, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.