Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh reported an arrest last week of a Bellmawr man accused of stealing more than $300,000 from his employer.
John DiBernardi, 57, was charged last Friday on counts of 2nd degree Theft and 2nd degree Computer Theft. He was taken into custody by Bellmawr Police officers and is being held at the Camden County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.
DiBernardi is accused of writing himself checks from the accounts of S.T. Hudson Engineers of Camden, where he worked as comptroller.
It is alleged that from 2007 to July 2011 DiBernardi took more than $300,000 from his employer and deposited the money into his personal accounts.
He then deleted records of the checks he used from the business’ computer system.
Investigators are still determining how DiBernardi used the money.
The theft came to light in July when Hudson Engineers learned a rental car that had been in an accident was paid for using a corporate credit card.
The business was not aware of the rental and the call prompted an investigation. The business conducted an internal audit, discovered the theft and reported their findings to the Prosecutor’s office.
Investigators are working with Hudson Engineers to determine the full extent of the theft.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are innocent unless and until convicted in a court of law.