Hackensack police chief faces fraud charge

(AP) - The Bergen County Prosecutor's Officehas assumed temporary oversight of the Hackensack Police Departmentafter insurance fraud charges were filed against the longtime chiefof police.

Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said Friday that Hackensack PoliceChief Ken Zisa is no longer in charge of the department.

Friday's decision comes one day after authorities charged Zisaand his former girlfriend, Kathleen Tiernan, with insurance fraud.

Molinelli declined to say whether Zisa resigned or was forcedout.

Hackensack's city manager says Zisa remains on the payroll andhis status has not yet been determined.

Capt. Tomas Padilla will be the acting officer in charge.

Zisa has not been available for comment.

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