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NJ tax official arrested for allegedly pocketing $10,000 in tax payments February 15, 2010

Posted by jefhenninger in News.
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Dawn Gordon was arrested after turning herself in to Pine Hill, New Jersey police as a result of a probe by borough police and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office into missing tax payments at the borough.  Gordon was charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property received.  Oddly enough, there are no official misconduct charges filed (yet).

Gordon is the second official arrested from the borough’s tax office in the last seven months. In August, police arrested then-tax collector Diana May,of Gloucester Township, after she allegedly submitted false records to indicate she attended six continuing-education courses. But while May was paid by the borough to attend the professional classes in 2007 and 2008, she allegedly skipped them entirely.

Earlier this month, the Camden County prosecutor’s office announced that Merchantville tax collector Michelle McKinney of Brooklawn, had been charged with pocketing more than $6,777 in cash tax payments from at least six residents.  It makes you wonder how common this is across the state?  If I’m her attorney, I jump on this case right away and try to end it before this gets any worse.

Story is here.