Former RTPD Dispatcher Pleads Guilty; Facing Four Years & Restitution
TRENTON, NJ – According to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, former Robbinsville Township Police Department employee Eric Coran pleaded guilty on March 30, 2023 to one count of second-degree theft by unlawful taking before Mercer County Superior Court Judge Patrick J. Bartels.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, the state will recommend Coran, a former Communications Officer and "Dispatcher of the Year," be sentenced to four years in state prison; forfeit all future public employment; and make restitution in the amount of $252,465.48.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 13.
On Friday, August 12, 2022, a criminal complaint was signed charging Coran, 41, of Medford, with second-degree official misconduct, multiple counts of theft, criminal computer activity and impersonation, and second-degree money laundering. Coran had been employed by the RTPD as a communications officer since 2002. His responsibilities included purchasing, ordering, programming, and maintaining police equipment including police radios, emergency lights, sirens and controllers. Coran was terminated after being initially suspended without pay since July 2022.