- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A former court officer has admitted keeping nearly $113,000 awarded in civil judgments that he was supposed to give to creditors.

Scott Forsbrey pleaded guilty Monday to official misconduct. The 53-year-old Randolph man now faces up to three years in prison when he’s sentenced Sept. 18 and also will have to pay restitution.

Forsbrey was a special civil court officer in Morris County. He was entitled to a commission on the judgments he collected, but authorities say he knowingly kept $112,875 that should have gone to creditors.

Authorities say the theft occurred between January 2010 and April 2012. He resigned from his job in 2012 after the theft was discovered during an audit.

Forsbrey will pay $24,000 in restitution by July 6, and will pay more at sentencing.

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