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VFW post commander charged with theft March 18, 2010

Posted by jefhenninger in News.
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The commander of Veterans of Foreign War Post 9503, John Milone, 59, of Manchester, has been charged with theft of money from the charitable gaming machine located in the post on Veterans Boulevard in Bayville, NJ.

The VFW post brought the matter to police after conducting an audit when members noticed deposits going into the bank were not what they should be.  Only two VFW officials, one of them Milone, had primary control of the machine and the money box.  The vending machine dispenses tickets for $1. Players pull a tab off the ticket to see if they have won a prize.  Winners receive cash amounts of $200, $300 and up with the VFW receiving a percentage of the money put into the machine. All of the money generated from the machine goes to charitable causes, ranging from the VFW scholarship fund to helping hospitalized veterans. Audits so far have determined that $40,000 is missing and additional arrests are expected.

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