MAYS LANDING — A Hamilton Township woman was sentenced to 364 days in jail Friday for stealing a woman’s identity while working at the Rutgers University Southern Regional Child Care Resource and Referral Agency.

Tierra Slade, 29, of Mays Landing, pleaded guilty Dec. 14 to a third-degree charge of theft by unlawful taking. She was ordered to pay full restitution of $3,559.

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An investigation revealed Slade used her position as a case worker to steal the identity of a woman who was a client of the agency, state Attorney General Christopher Porrino said.

She opened a credit-card account at a furniture outlet, bought furniture and made no payments on the account.

She also used the stolen identity to open lines of credit at a clothing store and another furniture store, which she did not use, and she made failed attempts to use that identity to open several other credit-card accounts, including a $20,000 line of credit with a bank, Porrino’s office said.

Slade was terminated from her position as a case worker and is permanently barred from public employment.

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