HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey corrections officer has been arrested for allegedly providing contraband to an inmate.
The Bergen County prosecutor’s office says 28-year-old Jessica Stec, of Elmwood Park, was employed as a Bergen County sheriff’s office correction officer at the Bergen County Jail.READ MORE: Events Across NYC Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The prosecutor’s office began an investigation Monday after the sheriff’s office received complaints about Stec’s conduct.READ MORE: Students In Seton Hall Leadership Program Carry On Principles Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Investigators found evidence that Stec had “obstructed a governmental function” and provided contraband to an inmate.
Stec was suspended from duty Friday.
Officials did not say what the contraband was, but she has been charged with one count of “implements for escape; other contraband.” She was also charged with obstructing administration of law or other governmental function.MORE NEWS: 15-Year-Old Girl Killed In Suspected Hit-And-Run On Brooklyn Street
Stec is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 10.