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Authorities say a Boonton police captain has been charged after stealing internal affairs records and computer hardware.

Lanette Espy

Mar 9, 2023, 11:32 AM

Updated 498 days ago

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A police captain in Boonton has been charged with stealing his own internal affairs records and police computer hardware.
New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said Stephen Jones, 42, was found on surveillance video removing at least five computer towers from the Boonton Police Department and removing his own personnel files.
Authorities say Jones hid the hardware in his home in Toms River and in his in-laws' home in Edison. This happened back in April of last year. Jones removed the computer hardware and files without authorization and in violation of Boonton police policies, according to authorities.
He has been charged with multiple offenses, including computer theft and tampering with public records.


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