Shoplifting Cop Dropped

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EDISON—A township police officer lost his job and will be permanently barred from future public employment as a result of shoplifting $42.27 worth of goods from a local supermarket.

David Yanvary, 55, of Edison, pleaded guilty to the disorderly persons offense of shoplifting and admitted he did not pay for items taken from a Shop-Rite on March 17.

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Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Manuel Sameiro Jr. negotiated a plea bargain with Yanvary that allows him to avoid a trial, but the ex-cop could be sentenced to five years probation.

Oct. 20 was set as the sentencing date by Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Frederick P. DeVesa.

Yanvary was charged with on March 31, after an investigation determined he robbed from the supermarket a jar of honey, cooking oil and an scented candle and the DVD movie “Role Models,” a comedy about two men given a choice between jail or 150 hours of community service with troubled kids.


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