Cape May bookkeeper accused of taking $75,000

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A 47-year-old Cape May woman faces theft charges. The county prosecutor’s office says she took $75,000 from her employer while she worked as a bookkeeper.

Margaret J. Rovira of Cape May was arrested on Feb. 3 and charged with one count of theft, a crime of the second degree. Rovira was sent to county jail after Judge James Birchmeier set bail at $50,000, full cash.

According to Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor, an investigation by the economic crime unit of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office found that Rovira stole more than $75,000 from her employer.

According to Taylor, someone convicted of a second degree crime faces 5 to 10 years in state prison.

He urged residents to report any information regarding illegal activity within the community and said that this information can be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800 or 877-465-2801, as well as the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1168.


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