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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Plea of Doreen Zelaya

Release Date: June 12, 2018

PRESS RELEASE
 
 
June 12, 2018
 
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 11, 2018, by Doreen Zelaya.
 
     Zelaya, age 55 of Jersey City, pled guilty to Shoplifting and Conspiracy, both third degree crimes.  Sentencing is presently anticipated for July 20, 2018.
 
     In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted complicity in taking merchandise from the Hampton Walmart on January 27, 2018, without paying.
 
     The case was investigated by Tpr. J. Celi of the New Jersey State Police. 
 
     Zelaya was represented by Shaun Morgan Russell, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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