Man accused of stealing pension money from deceased police officer’s kids
Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark
A 58-year-old New Jersey man stole more than $22,000 in pension money intended for the children of a police officer who died in 2012, authorities said.
Mark Johnson, of Egg Harbor Township, took six pension checks and deposited them into accounts in his name the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
Johnson was living in the same home as the daughters of a retired Hamilton police sergeant who died in 2012, but officials didn’t explain his relationship to them. The officer retired from the police department in 2004.
Johnson is charged with two counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property received and four counts apiece of forgery and uttering.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office couldn’t immediately be reached for additional information.
Originally published here by nj.com