Two former employees of a southern New Jersey sewerage authority have pleaded guilty to using their jobs for personal financial gain.
Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi said Tuesday that 28-year-old Carmelo Colon and 24-year-old Mike Colon, both of Cinnaminson, pleaded guilty to official misconduct charges. Each could face a five year prison term.
Bernardi says they are the only two to plead guilty so far in a lengthy investigation that resulted in charges against 10 people, including seven former employees from the Cinnaminson Sewerage Authority.
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The charges include stealing authority equipment, creating fraudulent invoices to order items such as televisions, grills and motorcycle parts for personal use and operating a private business that used materials and supplies paid for by the authority.