Two North Bergen parks workers face wage theft trial

“Another example of why it’s important to use OPRA requests to track information that might seem mundane. (Of course, the employees discussed in this article are presumed innocent and the indictments are merely accusations, not findings of guilt).”  -NJFOG

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August 4, 2015
staff writers | The Record
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NORTH BERGEN – Two parks and recreation employees have been indicted on charges of submitting fake time sheets and collecting hundreds of hours in unearned wages, the state Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday.

“It’s shameful that taxpayers in North Bergen had to pay for municipal employees who allegedly collected substantial salaries by lying about their work hours while barely showing up for their jobs,” acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said in a statement. “This type of corruption is a costly betrayal of the public’s trust.”

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