2 park employees arrested as crackdown begins in Union County May 19, 2009Posted by jefhenningeresq in News.
Tags: Crime, forgery, Fraud, Law, New Jersey, News, official misconduct, Ponzi scheme, theft, theft by deception
Melissa Kolbeck, a clerk for the Union County Parks Department is accused of stealing between $15,000 and $20,000 in funds paid to the county for permits. Union County Park maintenance worker Brian Hughes is charged with forgery and stealing more than $35,000 from the parks workers’ union, of which he is president, authorities said. Authorities indicate that both incidents are unrelated.
Yesterday, Union County announced the creation of a new Economic Crime/Inspection Bureau, which will be in charge of investigating matters like credit card fraud, Ponzi schemes and identity theft and referring them to the prosecutor’s office. As a result, white collar crime is going to spike in Union County. As always, anyone contacted by this agency or any other law enforcement agency should call an attorney right away.
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