State police arrest tax collector for stealing more than $75K

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – New Jersey State Police arrested a municipal tax collector for three Warren County townships for allegedly stealing more than $75,000 of property tax payments from residents, according to state police.

Rachellyn Mosher, 48, of Lopatcong Township was arrested on Friday and charged with three counts of second-degree official misconduct, three counts of second-degree of a pattern of official misconduct, second-degree theft, two counts of third-degree theft, and three counts of third-degree tampering with public records.

After an 11-month investigation conducted by the New Jersey State Police Official Corruption North Unit and the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, detectives determined that from 2013 through 2018 Mosher stole more than $75,000 worth of cash property tax payments made by residents while performing her duties as a tax collector, state police said.

In order to conceal her thefts, Mosher allegedly falsified each township’s computerized tax records, state police said.

Mosher was a tax collector in  in White Township, Harmony Township, and Lopatcong Township.

Mosher was lodged at the Warren County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Mosher/Photo: Courtesy New Jersey State Police)