Three Arrested in $71,157 Theft from Atlantic Health System

Published on January 05, 2023

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Chester Police Chief Ryan McNamee, Morris Plains Borough Police Chief Michael M. Koroski, Washington Township Police Chief Jeffrey Almer, and Mendham Township Police Chief Ross Johnson announce the arrests of Jessica Addison, age 39 and Kaleigh Kalb, age 21, of Chester, New Jersey, as well as Isabella Valentine, age 21, of Mendham Township, New Jersey, in connection with a theft of monies from Atlantic Health System.    

During the month of November 2021, The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit became involved in an investigation into a suspected employee theft of payroll funds out of the Atlantic Health System facility located in Morris Plains, NJ.  Further investigation revealed that Jessica Addison, now a former employee of Atlantic Health System, engaged in a scheme with both Kaleigh Kalb and Isabella Valentine to create false employee profiles. This allowed for Addison to submit fabricated timecards for both Kalb and Valentine even though neither performed work for the company. As a result, weekly payroll distributions, totaling approximately $71,157, were received, and systematically shared amongst the three women.  As a result of the investigation, the Defendants Jessica Addison, Kaleigh Kalb and Isabella Valentine, were each charged with Theft, Third Degree; and Conspiracy to Commit Theft, Third Degree.  Each defendant was charged on a summons complaint and released pending a court appearance.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Financial Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

Businesses of any size are encouraged to timely report being victims of criminal activity and cooperate with law enforcement. This enables investigating agencies to utilize available resources to identify persons involved, obtain further evidence and bring those responsible to face charges in a court of law. 

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll would also like to acknowledge and thank the following outside agencies for their assistance in this investigation:  Chester Police Department; Mendham Township Police Department; Washington Township Police Department; Morris Plains Borough Police Department; and the Atlantic Health Security Department.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite these accusations, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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