May 9, 2017
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an indictment before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 8, 2017, by Steven Partenio.
Partenio, age 43 of Sparta, pled guilty to Forgery, a fourth degree crime. Sentencing is presently anticipated for May 17, 2017, in Morristown.
In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to signing another’s name to induce the extension of a promissory note.
The case was investigated by Detective C. Grogan of the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Partenio was represented by David Nufrio, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.