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On August 28, 2020, a representative of Firetronics, located on Wood Avenue in Secaucus, reported that he recently noticed theft from his bank account that stems from May 22, 2017 through June 30, 2020. He stated that there have been large sums of money electronically withdrawn from his account.

Detective Aniello Schaffer and Police Officer Sean Egan of the Secaucus Police Detective Division conducted a tedious follow up investigation over a several month span. In total over $1,100,000.00 was stolen from the company. During the investigation, Sophia Diakomihalis, a former Office Manager of Firetronics for approximately eight years, was identified as the person responsible for committing the theft.

With the assistance of the Trial Investigations Unit from the Brooklyn, NY District Attorney’s Office, a search was conducted at Sophia Diakomihalis’ residence in Brooklyn, NY on December 28, 2020.  During the search additional evidence related to this crime were seized.  Sophia Diakomihalis was also arrested on December 28, 2020 and is being held in New York, pending extradition to New Jersey.

“The effort put into solving this case demonstrates that the Secaucus Police Department is committed to investigating all crimes that victimize any resident of Secaucus, including commercial businesses,” Chief Dennis Miller said.  “I want to personally thank the Trial Investigations Unit of the Brooklyn, NY District Attorney’s Office for helping the Secaucus Police Department extend its reach across state lines to make this arrest and gather additional evidence against the suspect.”

Sophia Diakomihalis, 35, of Brooklyn, NY was charged with three (3) counts of 2nd Degree Theft [2C:20-3a] and one count of Criminal Attempt to Commit 2nd Degree Theft [2C:5-1/2C:20-3a]. These charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.