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Press Release - Plea of Christopher Candido

Release Date: October 23, 2018

October 23, 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 October 22, 2018, by Christopher Candido.
     Candido, age 26 of Hopatcong, pled guilty to Theft and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, both third degree crimes.  Sentencing is presently anticipated for December 14, 2018.
     In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to taking an individual’s car and to using that individual’s debit card on August 23, 2018.
     The case was investigated by Detective William Sutphen, Patrolman James Still, and Patrolman Anthony Cirri of the Hopatcong Police Department.
     Candido was represented by Thomas F. Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.