More stolen quarters

2/9/2009:

A ways back – there was a story about a million dollars in quarters apparently missing from the coffers of the Hoboken Parking Utility.

Well, Hoboken411 reader Manolo sent the following note in:

Even low level employees are nicking coins!

Stolen Quarters from Hoboken Parking Meters(story: the Jersey Journal’s Tom Shortell.)
Two Hoboken Parking Authority employees busted for allegedly stealing quarters from meters
“Hoboken Public Safety Director Bill Bergin said tonight two Hoboken Parking Authority employees were arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing quarters from meters. Police arrested two Hoboken Parking Authority employees yesterday for allegedly stealing quarters from meters after someone spotted them pocketing coins, officials said.

The suspicious observer called police after seeing Luis Camacho of Garden Street, Hoboken, and Antonios Zazakos of Griffith Street, Jersey City, put some coins into an official Parking Authority bucket, but then hold on to the rest, police said.

The pair were taken into police custody and questioned, where they admitted they were stealing the money, said Hoboken Public Safety Director Bill Bergin.

Police arrested the pair at 4:30 p.m. and charged them with theft of moveable property and official misconduct, Bergin said. Both Camacho, 50, and Zazakos, 29, had their bails set at $25,000.

Bergin did not say how much money was stolen or how long Camacho and Zazakos had been allegedly pocketing quarters. A police report would be made available tomorrow.

Bergin said the Parking Authority compares amounts brought in against meter averages to check if employees are skimming off the top.

Camacho and Zazakos had not been under suspicion until the tip came in, he said. “Without the caller, we probably never would have been able to catch these guys,” Bergin said.”

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40 Comments on "More stolen quarters"

emarche
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[quote comment=”135230″]This woman has to go.[/quote]

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

ron mexico2
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ron mexico2

[quote comment=”135248″]I’m not a fan of LaBruno’s, but I didn’t get the sense that she was defending the thieves. She was definitely rambling, but she did say that the two guys would lose their jobs (if they are found to be guilty), including one of them who would lose his health insurance.

Big price to pay for a few quarters, but stealing is stealing.

(And Madoff gets house arrest in a luxury penthouse!)[/quote]

Same here (also not a fan) but she was not defending them.
If anything she was defending the controls in place to prevent massive theft.

oceanbloo
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oceanbloo

I’m not a fan of LaBruno’s, but I didn’t get the sense that she was defending the thieves. She was definitely rambling, but she did say that the two guys would lose their jobs (if they are found to be guilty), including one of them who would lose his health insurance.

Big price to pay for a few quarters, but stealing is stealing.

(And Madoff gets house arrest in a luxury penthouse!)

CastlePointWatcher
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CastlePointWatcher

[quote comment=”135227″][quote comment=”135111″]Local news report:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69PAz8H2HOc%5B/quote%5D

This woman really is a disgrace. Now this councilwoman goes on record defending thieves! I don’t believe it…[/quote]

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Lady Maya
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Lady Maya

Terry LaBruno was certainly trying to minimize their actions. How does she know it was just a few dollars? This woman has to go. The more I pay attention to her actions and responses it is clear we have to make sure she no longer holds a position of authority in this town.

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