Business of Law
Ex-Office Manager’s Theft of Over $1M from NJ Law Firm Forced Layoffs, Partners Say
Posted Jul 11, 2011 10:50 AM CST
By Martha Neil
A former office manager allegedly forced a Morristown, N.J., area law firm to lay off associates and staff by taking more than $1 million between 2003 and the beginning of 2010.
Beth Friedland admittedly took $448,721 from the Maloof Lebowitz Connahan & Oleske, which is located in Chatham Borough, and was sentenced Friday to a seven-year prison term, reports the Associated Press.
However, the firm contends she stole $1.1 million, and is pursuing legal action in an attempt to reclaim the money.
ABAJournal.com: "Former Office Manager to Get 7 Years in Theft of Over $400K from NJ Law Firm"