GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — A former township employee accused of mishandling nearly $7,000 meant for the 2017 Township Summer Camp program pleaded guilty to a charge of theft, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced Thursday.

Jennifer Diluzio, 36, appeared in court before Judge John Rauh and pleaded guilty to one charge of third-degree theft. Under a plea deal, she will pay $6,957 in restitution, be placed on probation and forfeit her employment in public office.

Diluzio worked as an administrative assistant with the Galloway Township Recreation Department. From March to June, Diluzio was responsible for processing and collecting fees for the summer camp, Tyner said in a statement.

In July, police learned of potential irregularities with department finances and began an investigation. Diluzio was arrested Aug. 30 and charged with official misconduct and theft.

Sentencing is Jan. 5.

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— Lauren Carroll

Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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