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Press Release - Plea of Jackie DeGraaf

Release Date: May 20, 2020



May 20, 2020

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an Accusation before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 20, 2020, by Jackie DeGraaf.

     DeGraaf, age 34, of Sparta Township, pled guilty to two counts of Obtaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance by Fraud, a third degree crime.  Sentencing is presently scheduled for July 1, 2020 before the Honorable Michael E. Hubner, J.S.C.

     In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted she fraudulently misrepresented herself as a medical professional to a pharmacy in Sparta, on October 22, 2019 and November 8, 2019 to obtain a controlled dangerous substance.  

     The case was investigated by Det. Thomas Snyder of the Sparta Township Police Department. 

     Defendant was represented by Shaun M. Russell, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Magdalen Czykier.