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Tax collector for 3 Warren County towns pleads guilty to official misconduct

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – The municipal tax collector for White, Harmony, and Lopatcong townships pled guilty Wednesday to official misconduct, Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer said.

On March 11, Rachellyn (nee: Edinger) Mosher was indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury after a two-year investigation into the misappropriation of approximately $824,000 in property tax money paid by residents between 2013 and 2018, Pfeiffer said.

Mosher plead guilty in Hunterdon County Superior Court on March 24 to one count of official misconduct, to encompass the theft of the money from all three towns, Pfeiffer said.

Mosher’s plea agreement includes, Five years in New Jersey State Prison subject to a four year mandatory period of parole ineligibility, restitution in the amount of $924,813.28 which includes the total theft amount and expenses incurred by the municipalities as a result of the theft, lifetime ban on public employment, complete forfeiture of pension: contributions made by the State will be reclaimed by the State, personal contributions will be surrendered as a credit against the restitution amount, Pfeiffer said.

Sentencing is scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021, at 1:30 p.m., Pfeiffer said.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey State Police Official Corruption North Unit conducted the investigation.

Jay Edwards

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