Woman Charged With Practicing Law Without a License and Stealing Over $100K From Her Employer

PRESS RELEASE: February 22, 2023

In September of 2022 the Evesham Police Department commenced an investigation related to a suspect who was practicing law without a license and was defrauding victims, who were hiring her to provide legal services on their behalf. Additionally, this suspect was stealing money from her employer, in excess of $100,000.

The suspect was identified as Rebecca Cronin (AKA Rebecca Shugars). Cronin was practicing law, without a license, under the name of Rebecca Shugars. Cronin is not licensed in the State of New Jersey or any other state as a lawyer, nor has she attended and graduated from Law School.

On February 21, 2023, a search warrant was executed at Cronin’s residence where evidence of these crimes was seized and Cronin was arrested. Cronin was lodged in Burlington County Jail.

This investigation in ongoing, anyone with information, and/or has been victimized by Cronin (AKA Shugars), is asked to contact the Evesham Police Department at 856-983-1116 or Detective Halpern at HalpernJ@eveshampd.org.

Rebecca Cronin AKA Rebecca Shugars
White, Female, 34 years of age
500 block of New Road
Southampton, NJ

Practicing Law Without a License – 3rd Degree
Theft by Deception – 3rd Degree
Forgery – 4th Degree

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