Thursday, October 31, 2013

NJ Turnpike Toll Supervisor Convicted of Theft for Stealing a Wallet

MAYS LANDING – A New Jersey Turnpike Toll Supervisor was convicted of stealing the wallet of a victim of a car crash that occurred at a toll plaza, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, an Atlantic County jury found Thomas Giberson, 35, of Cedar Run, Ocean County, guilty of stealing a Massachusetts man’s wallet, which he removed from the scene of a car accident.
In August of 2012, Giberson—who is a 16-year employee of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority—was on duty as a Supervisor for the at the Great Egg Toll Plaza, located in Somers Point, when a motor vehicle accident occurred.

At the toll plaza, Daniel Mensah, of Worchester, Massachusetts, became involved in a motor vehicle accident, when his vehicle was struck in the rear by the vehicle behind him. While Mensah was exiting his vehicle, his wallet fell from his lap onto the ground. When Mensah went to retrieve his wallet, he was unable to find it.
New Jersey State Police Troopers, who were called to the scene of the accident, were also unable to locate the wallet and questioned Giberson, who was at the scene. Giberson denied having any knowledge as to the wallets whereabouts.
However, Giberson had found the wallet on the ground, picked it up, and concealed it in his tollbooth.
The disappearance of the wallet was investigated by State Troopers, who reviewed the surveillance camera footage at the tollbooth and discovered footage of Giberson removing the wallet from the scene of the accident and taking it out of the view of the cameras.
At the time of the theft, Mensah—who was headed to Wildwood for a family vacation—had $400 in cash in his wallet.
State Police charged Giberson with fourth-degree theft.
At trial, the State, represented by Assistant Prosecutor John Moldovan, played the jury the surveillance video of the defendant picking up the wallet and walking away.
The defendant continued to maintain his innocence.
After two hours of deliberation the jury unanimously convicted Giberson of the theft.
Fourth-degree theft carries a sentence of up to 180 days in county jail and up to $10,000 in fines.
Giberson will be sentenced on Dec. 6.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


Unknown said...

This same disgusting thievery of property is standard operating procedure at the Port Authority Bus Terminal's Lost & Found Dept. in NYC by its Supervisors. Google  “Donna Lebourne abc news" & watch the vile face of shame being confronted & exposed.

Port Authority Supervisor Donna Lebourne has an outside job, she is the Vice President of her & her husband’s charity Caribbean Sports International that donates cellphones & other electronics.  If you lost an item at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and did not get it back, contact her charity, perhaps she may donate your item back to you out of the kindness of her evil heart. It's very easy to be charitable when you are giving away someone else's property.

The Port Authority allows these crimes by their supervisors & their enablers to go unpunished. They will aggressively prosecute and punish contractors, sub-contractors, vendors etc. However, prosecuting and punishing their own employees is quite a different subject. Believe it or not, a wallet was stolen from the Lost & Found Dept. about 2 weeks ago, in spite of the "on-going" theft investigation by the Port Authority's Office of Inspector General. Hmm...

The Port Authority also has an illegal policy of throwing lost valid passports found at the PABT in the garbage, for anyone to find & use for their own nefarious purposes. The Port Authority’s illegal passport policy is criminally insane in this age of global terrorism and rampant identity theft. Wouldn’t that be an act of treason against the United States of America? The Port Authority has become an imminent threat to national security. Google “Port Authority - passports” & “found, stolen, trashed by PA” 

No one should be above the law no matter who they are and who they work for.

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