Princeton University

Former Princeton U Comedy Club Accountant Admits Embezzling Nearly $250K

The former accountant for a famous Princeton University musical-comedy group whose members have included F. Scott Fitzgerald and Brooke Shields has admitted embezzling $240,000.

Fifty-six-year-old Thomas Muza of Hightstown pleaded guilty to second-degree theft by unlawful taking from Princeton's Triangle Club.

Under terms of a plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend Muza be sentenced in September to three years in prison. He also must make restitution.

Authorities say Muza wrote checks to himself between January 2008 and February 2013 mainly to pay his living expenses.

Muza had been the group's part-time accountant for 20 years and was once named by Esquire magazine as an "employee of the month."

Princeton's Triangle Club was founded in 1891. Other famous members included the actors Jimmy Stewart and Jose Ferrer.

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