An Egg Harbor Township man is under arrest, accused of stealing pension money from a deceased police officer's children.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says Mark Johnson, 58,  has been charged with "stealing pension money from two minor daughters of retired Township of Hamilton Police Sgt. James Puccio, upon his death. Following Puccio’s death, Johnson was living in the home with the victims."

Tyner says the money was in the form of six checks, totaling over $22,000. The money was never turned over to the victims, and was deposited in Johnson's accounts.

The case was a joint investigation by the ACPO Financial Crimes Unit and the Township of Hamilton Police Department.

 

SOURCE: Township of Hamilton Police Department