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Carlstadt’s Municipal Court Employee from East Orange Accused of Stealing Over $3K

East Orange Carlstadt Borough

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of John Clayborne, 32, of East Orange, on a charge of Theft.

According to authorities, the investigation began when the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received an anonymous letter alleging that Clayborne, who at the time was employed as Carlstadt’s Municipal Court Administrator, had misappropriated funds associated with that court. The investigation revealed that from November 2015 through March 2016, Clayborne had misappropriated at least $3,125 of funds associated with the Carlstadt Municipal Court.

Police arrested Clayborne on June 20th in East Orange, and charged him with one count of Theft, in an amount greater than $500.

Officials say Clayborne is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on July 11, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.