I read an article online last week which reported of a recent case in which a nursing home owner and operator stole pension funds from a resident. On June 30, 2009 Michael D. Berg, 72, the owner of an Ocean Township nursing home, plead guilty to stealing approximately $39,000 from one of his home’s residents. Berg plead guilty to one count of third-degree theft by deception.
The Prosecutor’s Office had been investigating the allegations that Berg was stealing from his residents, and found that from January 1, 2005 through March 31, 2008, Berg began stealing pension funds which belonged to a resident of the home. Berg will face sentencing by Superior Court Judge Edward M. Neafsey in Freehold on July 31, 2009.
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