New Jersey tax collector accused of stealing $75K in property tax payments

Credit: Chip Somodevilla

Credit: Chip Somodevilla

The municipal tax collector for three townships in a New Jersey county is accused of stealing more than $75,000 in property tax payments, Lehigh Valley Live reported.

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Rachellyn Mosher, 48, of Lopatcong Township, was arrested Friday, according to a New Jersey State Police news release.

Mosher was working as a tax collector between 2013 and 2018 when she allegedly stole property tax payments made by White Township, Harmony Township and Lopatcong Township residents in Warren County, WNBC reported.

Mosher's arrest came after an 11-month investigation by the New Jersey State Police Official Corruption North Unit and the Warren County Prosecutor's Office, Lehigh Valley Live reported.

"In order to conceal her thefts, Mosher allegedly falsified each township's computerized tax records," the website reported, citing a news release from the New Jersey State Police.

Mosher was charged with three counts each of official misconduct, pattern of official misconduct, tampering with public records and two counts of theft, according to court records.

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