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Former Carteret Borough Tax Collector Charged with Tampering with Records

By rlsmetro on

Middlesex County officials announced that a former Carteret Borough Tax Collection Department employee was arrested and charged for falsifying and tampering with tax records.

Officials say that Toni Johnson, 38, of Brick was charged with one count of third-degree tampering with public records, one count of fourth-degree falsifying public records, and one count of second-degree computer theft.

According to Middlesex County officials, Johnson was charged following an investigation by Detective Paul Kelley of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, which determined Johnson, while employed with the Tax Collection Department, illegally waived and removed fees from the department’s computer system.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kelley of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3330.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Johnson are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.