POINT LITTLE LEAGUE PRESIDENT CHARGED IN LEAGUE THEFT
Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the arrest of Vincent Cicalese, 57, of Point Pleasant Beach on the charges of 2nd Degree Computer Theft and 3rd Degree Theft. Bail was set by Judge Rochelle Gizinski, J.S.C. at $25,000 with no 10% option. The 2nd degree charge of Computer Theft carries a penalty of possible 5 to 10 years in NJ State Prison if convicted. The 3rd degree Theft charge can bring a prison term of 3 to 5 years.
The charges by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Economic Crimes Unit are the result of an investigation begun after the Point Pleasant Beach Little League Board reported their suspicions to OCPO. The investigation alleges that during Vincent Cicalese’s tenure as President of the Point Pleasant Beach Little League he stole approximately $10,000 from the Little League’s bank account by withdrawing league money via ATM withdrawals in Point Pleasant Beach.
Cicalese was arrested this morning just after 7:30 am without incident at his residence by detectives from the OCPO Economic Crimes Unit, with assistance from the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department.
This charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty or found guilty in a court of law.
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