Guttenberg Police Officer Charged with Theft After Allegedly Stealing from Acquaintance While Off-Duty

A Guttenberg Police Officer has forfeited his position in law enforcement after being charged with theft by deception. Anthony Cosma, 32, was charged on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, with one count of theft by deception, a third-degree crime under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4a.

The charge against Cosma stems from an allegation that he stole over $500 from an acquaintance while off-duty. According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, an investigation by the Internal Affairs Unit found that Cosma received the money to be used for a business investment but instead used it for other purposes.

Cosma waived his right to an indictment on Thursday, March 9, 2023, and will be allowed to enter the Pretrial Intervention Program. As a result of the charge, he has forfeited his right to current and future public employment.

The Guttenberg Police Department has not issued a statement regarding the charge against Cosma. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released the information to the public.