Woman Sentenced For Stealing $108K From Jersey Shore Marina: Prosecutor

A 52-year-old woman from Ocean County has been sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison in connection with more than $108,000 stolen from her employer — a marina, authorities said.

Lisa Dowd
Lisa Dowd Photo Credit: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

Lisa Dowd of Barnegat was sentenced on Friday, June 2 as a result of her previously entered guilty plea to theft, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.

Dowd made restitution to the victim in the amount of $108,415, Billhimer said.

An investigation by the Barnegat Township Police Department revealed that Dowd was an employee in the office of a marina in Barnegat Township, the prosecutor said.

Between January 2018 and December 2021, Dowd forged numerous checks drawn on various bank accounts belonging to the marina, Billhimer said.

He did not identify the marina.

Dowd made some of the forged checks payable to herself and deposited them in her personal checking account, he said.

Additional checks were forged and used to pay for her utilities and her personal credit card bill, he said.

On Nov. 23, 2022, Dowd surrendered herself at Barnegat Township Police Headquarters, he said.

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