Suspended NJ College Staffer Admits Embezzlement

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The suspended office manager for a New Jersey college’s student government organization has admitted stealing $502,000 in student funds.

Forty-eight-year-old Shaunette Ruffin-Moody of Jersey City pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of embezzlement and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

She faces up to three years in prison when she’s sentenced March 24.

Ruffin-Moody was suspended without pay earlier this year from her job at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. Prosecutors say she and her 51-year-old husband, Alexander Moody, conspired to issue about 219 unauthorized checks made payable to themselves and three others.

The couple also faces state charges related to the thefts.

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  • otto

    LOL … these people are so stupid. How do they think they’re going to get away with something like this. It is fairly easy to trace the path of missing money these days.

    $502K is a nice chunk of change … wonder what she did with the money … ???

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