A Fire Captain from Butler was arrested and charged with theft and receiving stolen property on July 30th as well as new charges being added that are theft of the 3rd degree and theft of the 4th degree. Brian Neill was arrested originally on July 30th by Butler Police for stealing $5,280 worth of auto parts from the Route 23 Auto Mall in Butler. Neill worked there and Police located the stolen merchandise in a shed at the firehouse. He was suspended from his job as Captain following that arrest, various witnesses were involved in the case of another dispute, involving him with taking money from a fundraiser at the firehouse. Butler Police interviewed many witnesses and from that information they were able to file criminal charges against him.
Under 2C:20-3a which is Theft and is on a stratified sentencing scale. In this case it was a crime of the 3rd degree, and if found guilty it is punishable by 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7a which is receiving stolen property is also stratified and in this case it is a crime of the 3rd degree. If found guilty it is punishable by 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
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