Mother, son arrested for embezzlement in New Jersey

EVESHAM, N.J. - January 17, 2014

59-year-old BettyAnn Peard and her 29-year-old son Steven Peard were arrested Thursday after a month long investigation by the Evesham Police and Burlington County Prosecutors Office.

The investigation determined that Steven Peard issued himself over hundred fraudulent checks and his mother altered the accounting registry in an effort to conceal the thefts.

The pair is accused of stealing over $480,000.00 during a 10 month period.

BettyAnn Peard has been charged with 2nd degree theft. She was released after posting $50,000 bail.

Steven Peard has been charged with 2nd degree theft along with forgery charges. He remains in the Burlington County Jail on $75,000.00 full bail.

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