NEWARK - (AP) - State Police have taken over security at NewJersey's largest sewerage authority after a small hole was founddrilled into the executive director's office.

Officials say the hole would allow anyone to eavesdrop onPassaic Valley Sewerage Commission director Wayne Forrest from astoreroom below.

The embattled agency's chief financial officer Kenneth Pengitoreabruptly resigned from his $163,869-a-year job Wednesday. Forrestalso fired five other employees, including the wife and brother ofa former commissioner.

Forrest told The Star-Ledger of Newark the actions werenecessary to restore public trust and accountability.

The resignation and terminations followed the arrests Tuesday ofthree top-level executives. They're charged with officialmisconduct for allegedly using employees to perform personal homeimprovements and repairs during work hours.

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