Tax collector for 3 New Jersey towns accused of stealing payments

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(AP) - State police say the municipal tax collector for three northwestern New Jersey towns stole more than $75,000 in property tax payments.

Rachellyn Mosher faces three counts each of official misconduct, pattern of official misconduct, theft and tampering with public records. The arrest culminates an 11-month investigation.

The 48-year-old Lopatcong resident was the tax collector for that Warren County town and two others - Harmony and White townships. State police say she used her positions to steal cash payments made by residents in those towns from 2013 through this year.

Mosher allegedly falsified each town's tax records to conceal the thefts.

It wasn't known Monday if Mosher has retained an attorney.

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