MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City government employee arrested last year by the Prosecutor’s Office for the theft of money paid by members of the public to rent meeting rooms in the All Wars Memorial Building in Atlantic City pled guilty to the accusation yesterday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Concluding a several-month investigation, on Thursday, August 11, 2016, members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Official Corruption Unit arrested William P. Hadley, 56, of Shires Way, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, charged with Official Misconduct—a crime of the 2nd degree, and 5 counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received.
Hadley turned himself into the Prosecutor’s Office in Mays Landing, where he was processed for the arrest, served a summons complaint, and released on his own recognizance, pending court.
The State alleged that Hadley, acting in his capacity as Building Coordinator of Atlantic City’s All Wars Memorial Building at 1510 Adriatic Avenue, Atlantic City—also known locally as the Old Soldier’s Home—accepted money orders given by citizens to rent meeting rooms of the All Wars Memorial Building, and deposited those money orders into his personal bank account.
Hadley was suspended without pay by the City of Atlantic City.
Yesterday, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael J. Blee, Hadley pled guilty to the accusation of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received.
Pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement, Hadley will pay restitution to the City of Atlantic City in the amount of $3350.00, be subject to probation, and forfeit his public employment as a result of his conviction for an offense of dishonesty.
Formal sentencing for the matter is a scheduled for May 19, 2017. Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer represents the State in the matter.
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