A now former police sergeant in Harvey Cedars has plead guilty to theft after he took an ATV being donated to the department and used it for personal reasons.

Sean Marti, 49, of Stafford Township, pled guilty to a charge of Theft of Movable Property in violation of N.J.S.A.2C:20-3, a 3rdDegree Crime, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer.

An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Unit revealed that in the summer of 2017, Marti became aware that a resident wanted to donate a Polaris all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to the Harvey Cedars Police Department or Beach Patrol.

Marti accepted the ATV, stored it at his home and continued to use the ATV as his own until December of 2018 when it was recovered by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Marti has been terminated by the Harvey Cedars Police Department.

As a condition of the plea agreement, Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels, J.S.C. executed a Forfeiture of Public Office Order.

This Order permanently forfeits Marti’s employment with the Harvey Cedars Police Department and bars him from any future public employment in the State of New Jersey.

Marti is scheduled to be sentenced June 20, 2019.

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