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Budd Lake Woman Charged with Theft at County Courthouse

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Ashley Taylor, 27, of Budd Lake, has been charged by Morris County Sheriff’s officers with credit card theft and theft of less than $200 in a Monday, Jan. 29, incident at the Morris County Courthouse complex in Morristown.

Morris County Sheriff's badgeOn Thursday, Feb. 1, Sheriff’s Detective Corporal Dave Kenny and Corporal Brian Ahern arrested Taylor at her Budd Lake hotel room.Taylor additionally was charged with possession of a hypodermic needle upon her arrest. She was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Taylor was at the County Courthouse for a Monday court date on a previous charge. She allegedly took a wallet out of a female attorney’s hand bag while sitting outside of a courtroom and then proceeded to exit the courthouse.  Using video surveillance, the investigating officers were able to track the suspect to her vehicle and ultimately, her location.

Sheriff James M. Gannon: “The Morris County Sheriff’s Office continues to uphold the safety and the security in the Morris County Courthouse.  We have a very sophisticated video surveillance system to assist our officers in protecting employees and members of the public in the complex.  I am proud of the officers’ work resulting in a successful outcome to the investigation.”

Detective Sergeant Nicole Leo and Detective Tim Palazzolo from the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section and the Mount Olive Police Department also assisted in the investigation.

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