Ex-Wall Twp. superintendent raided by Monmouth Co. officials

WALL TOWNSHIP - The home of former Wall Township Superintendent James Habel has been raided in Point Pleasant by investigators with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.

Last month, Habel asked for a near $400,000 payout for unused sick and vacation time. Sources say investigators are searching for evidence that he falsified his timesheets while he was superintendent.

News 12 New Jersey has obtained a letter written by Habel in 2008 in which he applied for a superintendent position in Florida. In it, he calls himself a part-time resident of Pinellas County, Florida.

The new information has raised questions about whether Habel was entitled to his massive payout.

In July, the state Supreme Court ruled that the state can cap sick time payouts to $15,000. Gov. Chris Christie capped superintendent's salaries, which includes a cap on vacation time. Habel's contract was signed before either of those caps went into effect.

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