Ocean County First Assistant Prosecutor Michael T. Nolan, Jr., and Ocean Township Police Chief Michal Rogalski announced that on March 28, 2023, Alicia K. Campbell, 35, of Mays Landing, was charged with Theft, Financial Facilitation, Forgery, Falsifying Records, and Credit Card Fraud, all in connection with her former position as Lifestyle Director of the Greenbriar Oceanaire Community & Golf Course, a senior living community in Ocean Township (Waretown). Additionally, Evan Garaizar, 25, of Barnegat, a former co-worker of Campbell, was charged with Forgery on March 31, 2023, for his role in the fraudulent activities committed by Campbell.
The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Squad and Ocean Township Police Department. The investigation revealed that Campbell – in her capacity as Lifestyle Director of the Greenbriar Oceanaire Community & Golf Course – was responsible for providing entertainment, planning events, and purchasing items for the senior community. The investigation further revealed that between January 2019 and January 2022, Campbell utilized funds belonging to the association and purchased items for her own personal use and benefit in an amount exceeding $81,000.00. Additionally, Campbell utilized Venmo, a digital wallet application, to send money to third parties from the association’s accounts – only to have those monies immediately sent back to her and deposited into her personal bank account for a total exceeding $94,000. The total theft of association funds by Campbell exceeds $175,000.
In an effort to disguise her theft and unauthorized use of the association’s accounts, Campbell employed a fellow association co-worker, Garaizar, to produce fraudulent receipts purporting to be legitimate purchases for the association. In exchange for Garaizar’s involvement with the scheme, Campbell paid him $1,900.
On March 28, 2023, Campbell surrendered herself to Ocean Township Police Headquarters, and was served with the charges via summons pending an upcoming first appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.
On March 31, 2023, Garaizar surrendered himself to Ocean Township Police Headquarters, and was likewise served with the charge via summons pending an upcoming first appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.
First Assistant Prosecutor Nolan and Chief Rogalski acknowledge the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Squad as well as the Ocean Township Police Department for their collaborative efforts in connection with this investigation.
The charges referenced above are merely accusations and the press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.