Man Arrested in Theft of Monies From Mount Olive Football Association

Published on January 06, 2023

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Chief of Detectives Christopher K. Kimker, and Mount Olive Township Police Chief Stephen Beecher announce the arrest of Shawn J. Collins, age 49, in connection with a theft of monies from the Mount Olive Township Junior Marauder Football Association.      

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 the Defendant Shawn J. Collins, the former treasurer of the Booster Club.  The investigation determined that the Defendant made unauthorized withdrawals of money from the Booster Club bank account, as well as failing to deposit monies collected from events and concession sales.  The total amount of monies stolen was found to be approximately $74,000. As a result of the investigation, Defendant Shawn J. Collins was charged with Theft, Third Degree.  The Defendant was charged on a Summons Complaint, processed and released pending a court appearance.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Financial Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite these accusations, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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