NJ City University staffer facing theft charge

Shaunette P. Ruffin-Moody, 48, of Jersey City, was arrested by the New Jersey State Police on a complaint charging her with second-degree theft by deception. She allegedly stole more than $167,000 from the Student Government Organization (SGO) by issuing unauthorized checks from the SGO checking account made payable to herself and her husband.

August 27, 2010 12:41:35 PM PDT
New Jersey prosecutors have charged the office manager for a college student government organization with stealing more than $167,000 in student funds.

Forty-eight-year-old Shaunette Ruffin-Moody of Jersey City was being held Friday in the Hudson County Jail on $150,000 bail.

Ruffin-Moody had been suspended without pay from her job at New Jersey City University in Jersey City.

State Criminal Justice Director Stephen Taylor said Ruffin-Moody issued 80 unauthorized checks from the SGO's checking account to herself and her husband, forging the signature of an associate dean who was required to sign the checks.

Ruffin-Moody's attorney, Alan D. Bowman, did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.