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NJ man gets probation after stealing $460,000 in quarters

NEW JERSEY -- A public works employee in New Jersey was sentenced to probation after stealing $460,000 in quarters over the period of two years.


CBS New York reports Thomas Rica worked for the Village of Ridgewood for 10 years before being arrested in 2013. Police originally thought he stole $500 from the town's parking meters, but later found out he stole $460,000.


According to NorthJersey.com, Rica would tamper with the security camera in the storage room holding the coins. He was never caught on camera lifting the quarters.


A New Jersey judge allowed Rica to plead guilty to four counts of theft, before sentencing him to five years probation.

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