Avenel Woman Sentenced To Prison For Stealing From Employer

NEW BRUNSWICK — A former accounts receivable clerk has been sentenced to serve five years in a New Jersey state prison for stealing more than $300,000 from her employer over a three-year period, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Tuesday.

Allison T. Tanzola, 34, of the Avenel section of Woodbridge also was ordered to repay $305,771.68 she took from Brown & Bigelow Inc., a Minnesota-based promotional products manufacturer with an office in Woodbridge.


Tanzola was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman during a July 11 hearing at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.

She pleaded guilty on Jan. 12 to a count of second-degree theft, admitting she took the money in various amounts between Feb. 1, 2007, and Feb. 1, 2010.

Tanzola was charged after Investigator Gary Charydczak of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined she credited her personal accounts with refunds that were supposed to be paid to customers of the promotional products company. The investigation began after company officials contacted authorities.

Tanzola had worked for the company for about nine years.

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