By: Richard L. Smith
Law enforcement officials in Morris County announced the arrest of Morris Shawn J. Collins,49, in connection with a theft of monies from the Mount Olive Township Junior Marauder Football Association.
According to a statement released by the Morris County Prosecutor's Ofice, during the month of October 2022, the Mount Olive Township Police Department began an investigation into the alleged theft of monies from the Mount Olive Township Junior Marauder Football Association by Collins, the former treasurer of the Booster Club.
Morris County Prosecutor Robert J Carroll said the investigation determined that the Collins made unauthorized money withdrawals from the Booster Club bank account and failed to deposit monies collected from events and concession sales.
The total amount of monies stolen was found to be approximately $74,000.
Prosecutor Carroll said the investigation confirmed that Collins was charged with Theft, Third Degree. He was arrested on a Summons Complaint, processed and released pending a court appearance.
Anyone with any information related to this investigation is encouraged to call the Financial Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6200.