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New Jersey City Pays Dead Man $130,000 a Year
FoxNews.com ^ | 02/02/2007

Posted on 02/02/2007 6:38:58 PM PST by devane617

CAMDEN, N.J. — Talk about lying down on the job! A recent audit of cash-strapped Camden, N.J. school district's finances found it was paying an employee $130,000 annually — and he's been dead for more than three decades. City officials were shocked by the discovery. The independent audit of Camden schools found fiscal mismanagement and lax controls for payroll, purchasing, and accounts payable, reported WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. Camden has been plagued with scandal and is known as the nation's poorest city.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: camden; education; govwatch; newjersey; nj; ratcrime
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WOW, what a story of fraud. I seem to remember, post-katrina in NO, that someone discovered several hundred non-existant police officers that were being paid by the city. Anyone else remember the story? Links?
1 posted on 02/02/2007 6:39:02 PM PST by devane617
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To: devane617; oceanview; Coleus; HHKrepublican_2; fieldmarshaldj

He must be a registered Democrat.


2 posted on 02/02/2007 6:39:49 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (If the GOP were to stop worshiping Free Trade as if it were a religion, they'd win every election)
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To: Clintonfatigued

shocked my a$$ - who was cashing the checks?


3 posted on 02/02/2007 6:41:08 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: devane617

Why didn't they say who it was and who has been cashing the checks?


4 posted on 02/02/2007 6:42:09 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: devane617

They are there. Just stressed. Last I heard, they were sent to Vegas:')


5 posted on 02/02/2007 6:43:16 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: devane617

"I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"

--Inspector Renault.


6 posted on 02/02/2007 6:43:19 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: devane617

Someone had to cash the checks


7 posted on 02/02/2007 6:43:28 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: devane617

I wonder how many times the guy has voted?


8 posted on 02/02/2007 6:44:39 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: devane617
[ Anyone else remember the story? ]

I do... then the story died.. Was never caught by the MsM..
Wonder why?.. Spiked maybe?.. LoL.. :)

9 posted on 02/02/2007 6:45:47 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Forget it, Jake. It's Camden.


10 posted on 02/02/2007 6:45:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: xcamel

My thoughts exactly. Three decades? Just how old would this guy be anyway?


11 posted on 02/02/2007 6:46:47 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: RunningWolf
Someone had to cash the checks

Don't be so old-school. Its direct deposit these days.

12 posted on 02/02/2007 6:46:48 PM PST by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: devane617

They should just declare Camden a military base and let the Marines practice their shooting skills at the scumbags who inhabit the city.


13 posted on 02/02/2007 6:47:14 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Forgot your tagline? Click here to have it resent!)
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To: devane617


You can't discriminate against him just because he's dead. That would be lifeist.


14 posted on 02/02/2007 6:47:30 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: SampleMan

I don't think they had direct deposit 30 years ago when this guy died.


15 posted on 02/02/2007 6:47:52 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom; neverdem; jazusamo; Mia T; NYCConservative; new yorker 77

Well, that money was going somewhere, unless there are thousands of unchashed checks lying around somewhere.


16 posted on 02/02/2007 6:49:38 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (If the GOP were to stop worshiping Free Trade as if it were a religion, they'd win every election)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Is this person a cop in New Orleans?????


17 posted on 02/02/2007 6:50:53 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: devane617
They NEED to pay him.

ESPECIALLY since he's been voting for demonRAT scumbags ALL these years, even AFTER kicking the bucket.

18 posted on 02/02/2007 6:51:22 PM PST by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Looks like someone has some Splainin to do. that's alot of dough. How many freezers would it take and how many Renold's wrap rolls would that be. 130k x 30 =3,900,000.


19 posted on 02/02/2007 6:53:46 PM PST by glymers
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To: SampleMan
It was for me back in 1975 too, have you confirmed he used direct deposit?
20 posted on 02/02/2007 6:54:12 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: devane617

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1777310/posts
Audits question $15M in school expenses (N.J.)


21 posted on 02/02/2007 6:54:50 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: devane617

Not a word in the article about the rolling of heads.


22 posted on 02/02/2007 6:55:37 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Pelosi, the call was for Comity, not Comedy. But thanks for the laughs. StarKisses, NVA.)
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To: SampleMan

That was US Army, and I might be guilty of faulty memory there.


23 posted on 02/02/2007 6:55:41 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: devane617

he's been dead for more than three decades???????


24 posted on 02/02/2007 6:55:44 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: RunningWolf

I was just joking. But most large payrolls are direct-deposity now as a cost savings.


25 posted on 02/02/2007 6:56:06 PM PST by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: devane617
..nothing to see here folks, move along ,move along....
Seriously....typical Jersey politics, as disgustingly as it is..it really don't surprise me.
The good part comes along later, when no one goes to jail.
Sure there will be investigation after investigation, headline after headline, a call for a committee, a panel to get to the bottom of this...*cough cough*, *nudge nudge*....and soon the headlines disappear,and time passes, and memories fade......
..guess what?..it's election time, and another RAT governor will be elected to get corruption out of politics in the Garden State.
(I've lived it for 60 years)


Doogle
26 posted on 02/02/2007 6:56:29 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: NonValueAdded
Maybe the people in charge will hold a news conference announcing that they are gay-Americans and will resign next year.

Then all will be forgiven.
27 posted on 02/02/2007 6:56:45 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Clintonfatigued; Calpernia; leprechaun9; ladylib; Tired of Taxes; Sub-Driver; LonePalm

I bet he is and I wonder who has been cashing the checks all these years?


28 posted on 02/02/2007 6:56:49 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, insects)
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To: devane617

Keep him on the payroll - he's doing less damage to kids than the living employees. ;)


29 posted on 02/02/2007 6:57:01 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: devane617
>>>City officials were shocked by the discovery.

Bullcrap.

An audit of Camden schools found an employee was issued $130,000 since his death in 1974 while paychecks also were printed for three others with birth dates in the future.

At least 10 employees were on the payroll after their deaths, they were issued paychecks totaling $380,000 after dying. One employee, hired in 1966 and dead since 1974, was listed as retired in 2006. He was issued checks of $130,000. 3 employees have birth dates sometime in the future.

The auditors said they had trouble collecting some information because data is routinely purged at the end of each year!

30 posted on 02/02/2007 6:57:17 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: devane617
I'll make them a deal.

Pay me half of that and I will show up in person once a year to say "Thank you Very Much".

Hehe.

31 posted on 02/02/2007 6:57:18 PM PST by LibKill (ENOUGH! Take the warning labels off everything and let Saint Darwin do his job.)
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To: metmom

If a dead man can sign the checks, he can certainly set up direct deposit when they make the request.


32 posted on 02/02/2007 6:57:29 PM PST by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: devane617

I've heard of being late to work, but this is ridiculous!


33 posted on 02/02/2007 6:59:31 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The other night, NJN (New Jersey's public television station) listings had " Ask the Governor" followed by the show "Secrets of the Dead". At first glance, I thought they were going to interview Democrat voters after Corzine's appearance.


34 posted on 02/02/2007 7:00:14 PM PST by Free_SJersey (THE GOVERNMENT THAT GOVERNS LEAST, GOVERNS BEST.)
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To: SampleMan; metmom

/If a dead man can sign the checks, he can certainly set up direct deposit when they make the request/

He's got to be a felon dem then, those guys can vote anywhere too.


35 posted on 02/02/2007 7:00:28 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: LibKill

And I will undercut you another 20% :-)


36 posted on 02/02/2007 7:01:35 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: devane617
"A recent audit of cash-strapped Camden, N.J. school district's finances found it was paying an employee $130,000 annually — and he's been dead for more than three decades."

And, I'll bet 10 to 1 odds that he's still voting democRAT.

37 posted on 02/02/2007 7:02:58 PM PST by meyer (Bring back the Contract with America and you'll bring back the Republican majority.)
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To: devane617

Camden is a shinning example of the triumphs brought
about by the Democrat's decades long War on Poverty....JJ61


38 posted on 02/02/2007 7:05:14 PM PST by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: metmom
I don't think they had direct deposit 30 years ago when this guy died.

DOD had direct-deposit in 1970; I don't know for how long before that.

39 posted on 02/02/2007 7:05:25 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Free_SJersey

Hey Free..how many cases were brought before the highly acclaimed "ethics committee" to route out corruption? I think the number was somewhere around 435..???..they looked at 2..

Doogle


40 posted on 02/02/2007 7:06:47 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Old Professer

Never missed an election, I'm sure. Man, I want one of them gubmint jobs.


41 posted on 02/02/2007 7:07:06 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: devane617
I remember the "ghost" employees of New Orleans.

I also remember how fast it sank out of sight.

Sorry no links.

42 posted on 02/02/2007 7:09:31 PM PST by LibKill (ENOUGH! Take the warning labels off everything and let Saint Darwin do his job.)
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To: LibKill

Yea, there were many "ghost" police officers in NO, but the story died a quick death.


43 posted on 02/02/2007 7:11:26 PM PST by devane617 (It's McCain and a Rat -- Now what?)
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Easy call. Camden is Detroit -- without the auto industry labor unions to help sustain itself.

Detroit is well on its way to replicate this model of urban irresponsible road to ruin.

Maybe the city fathers should call Mayor Nagin for some really sound civic leadership guidance. *S*
44 posted on 02/02/2007 7:16:24 PM PST by dk/coro
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To: Calpernia
The full audit is available here. No names are listed.

I wonder if a few of these "dead" people are really illegal aliens. Some worked in the lunchroom.

By the way, the headline of this report is misleading. The dead person was paid a little over $130,000 since his or her death in 1974, not each year. Another dead person was paid almost $61,000 after his or her death.
45 posted on 02/02/2007 7:23:44 PM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: Calpernia; Coleus; jocon307; Alberta's Child; Pharmboy; Malsua; dead; nj26; OldFriend; Clemenza

Hey! They got just the gov't program that they always wanted. How can you take that away?


46 posted on 02/02/2007 7:25:49 PM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: devane617

If I am reading this correctly, $130,000/32 years= $4062.5/yr or $338.54/month or $78.13/week.

This means someone knew or arranged that small checks fly under the audit window.

No accident.


47 posted on 02/02/2007 7:29:08 PM PST by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
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To: conservative in nyc

They could be illegals. But, they are most likely some of the many from the NJ voter registration "legacy" system.

That system was suppose to be purged in January 2006. It showed a large number of dead voters and phantom addresses.

But the nice Superior Court delayed the purge. Had to ensure a Corzine win you know.


48 posted on 02/02/2007 7:29:52 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: razorback-bert

No. The fox story is watered down. See my link at 21.


49 posted on 02/02/2007 7:31:49 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: devane617
A recent audit of cash-strapped Camden, N.J. school district's finances found it was paying an employee $130,000 annually — and he's been dead for more than three decades.

Notice how that's all there is to the story? No names, no arrests, no criminal referrals, not another word..... only feigned surprise from corrupt scumbags like school board president Philip Freeman, and the same old empty promise that there's going to be "corrective action" from corrupt scumbags like Education Commissioner Lucille Davy. Sure there will.

That taxpayer money - - $130,000 annually for more than three decades - - is gone forever, and nobody will ever be able to "figure out where it went". This is New Jersey, and the people there elect and get exactly what they deserve. Corruption, brazen corruption, is a normal way of life in New Jersey politics. I hope the nice liberal Democrat voters there continue to enjoy those obscene property tax bills. After all, there's "dead people" to pay.

Ha, ha.

50 posted on 02/02/2007 7:44:46 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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