ASBURY PARK - Some beach towns are being accused of improperly sifting funds collected from beach badges into their general funds.

Asbury Park is accused of taking $250,000 from the beach fund and putting the money into its general fund. The city manager of Asbury Park says that the town operated the beach at a loss for decades and that the beach utility owes the city thousands of dollars.

Residents say they want to better know how the beach funds are being spent. The city says it will update its accounting practices so beachgoers don't feel like they?re being cheated.

Surf City is also accused of siphoning money out of its beach fund into its general fund.