Keyport man stole $61K from appliance repair company

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A keyport man stole more than $61,000 from an equipment repair company for which he managed finances in Matawan, and used it for personal expenses and sports betting, according to authorities.

Eduardo “Edward” Murillo, 46, turned himself in to authorities Thursday and was formally charged with identity theft and theft by wrongful possession or disposition.

According to prosecutors, Murillo committed the crimes on various dates between 2017 and 2019.

According to an investigation into the allegations, Murillo met the director of the repair company during the service several years ago. Murillo said he was very experienced in bookkeeping and took over the finances of the victim and his company, authorities say.

Murillo has tentatively set a court hearing for May 2nd.

Murillo’s attorney’s office declined to comment on the matter.

Anyone with information about the accused is asked to contact MCPO Detective Michael Donovan III at 800-533-7443.

Dino Flammia is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dino.flammia@townsquaremedia.com

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