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Former treasurer of Mount Olive Township Junior Marauder Football Association accused of stealing $74K from organization

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The former treasurer of the Mount Olive Township Junior Marauder Football Association was arrested after he allegedly stole $74,000 from the association, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

During the month of October, 2022, the Mount Olive Township Police Department began an investigation into the alleged theft of monies from the Mount Olive Township Junior Marauder Football Association by Shawn J. Collins, 49, the former treasurer of the booster club, Carroll said.

The investigation determined that Collins made unauthorized withdrawals of money from the booster club bank account, as well as failing to deposit monies collected from events and concession sales. The total amount of monies stolen was found to be approximately $74,000, Carroll said.

Collins was charged with third-degree theft and was released pending a court appearance, Carroll said.

Anyone with information related to this investigation, is encouraged to contact the Financial Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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