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Ex-music firm controller indicted on theft charge

4-15-14

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The former controller of a northern New Jersey entertainment business stands accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from the firm.

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp says 52-year-old John MacFarlane, a former Florham Park resident who now lives in San Tan Valley, Ariz., was indicted Tuesday on a theft charge.

MacFarlane worked for more than 22 years as controller for The Music Shop, a Boonton-based entertainment firm. Between February 2007 and March 2011, MacFarlane allegedly stole $198,000 and used it to make payments on his personal credit card.

A telephone number for MacFarlane couldn’t be located Tuesday, and it wasn’t known if he has retained an attorney.

MacFarlane was president of the Florham Park Board of Education for 7 years before he stepped down in October 2009, citing personal reasons.