County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that an occupational
therapist and owner of a pediatric therapy company has been arrested and
charged with theft by deception and money laundering.
Dean, 39, of the Martinsville section of Bridgewater Township, in Somerset
County, who owns Tiny Tots Therapy Inc. in Scotch Plains, was arrested and
charged with theft for submitting falsified invoices to the Edison Board of
Education for various therapeutic services which were not provided to students.
Dean then filtered the fraudulently obtained monies into her own personal and
business accounts for her benefit.
was charged on January 24, 2018, with one count of theft by deception in the
second degree and one count of money laundering in the second degree.
was charged following an investigation by Detective Sean Sullivan of the
Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
the investigation it was determined that between September 2016, and January 2018,
Dean submitted invoices to the Edison Board of Education, in excess of $75,000,
for services that were not rendered to students in the school district.
was processed and released pending her initial court appearance in Middlesex
County Superior Court on February 15, 2018.
investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to
call Detective Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)
is the case with all criminal investigations, the charges against Dean are merely
accusations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.