Hillside Company Admits Overbilling Union County

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HILLSIDE — A Hillside business pleaded guilty yesterday to a theft charge after it overbilled Union County by nearly $60,000, said First Assistant Prosecutor Al Cernadas.

Michael Serillo, president of New Jersey Door Works, entered the plea on behalf of the company on Wednesday afternoon, said Cernadas. New Jersey Door Works admitted that between April 2005 and December 2007 it overbilled the county for work and materials in the amount of $59,695.41.

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The company pled guilty to a third degree theft by deception charge and under the agreement will be prohibited from conducting business with the county in the future, said Cernadas.

The Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation after a former employee of New Jersey Door Works who alleged improprieties on the billing practices of the company.

The plea and sentencing were held simultaneously before Union County Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim. During sentencing, New Jersey Door Works paid full restitution to the county, said Cernadas.

Assistant Prosecutor William Kolano handed the case.

Cernadas thanked Prosecutor’s Office Detective Cassie Kim for her diligent and hard work on this case over the last several months.


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