Thursday, October 11, 2012
Michelle Pumilia was arrested by state police on Oct. 10 and charged with stealing approximately $229,000 from the Hazlet School District during her tenure as transportation manager between 2005-2008
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
The following statement was distributed by the Hazlet School District Superintendent's office to the press at 3 p.m. Thursday regarding the Oct. 10 arrest of Michelle Pumilia and her mother, Virginia Lisay, both of Union Beach. Read about the arrest on Holmdel-Hazlet Patch. On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, the Superintendent’s Office of the Hazlet Township School District was contacted by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office regarding an ongoing investigation of a former employee of the District. The investigation pertains to the potential misappropriation of transportation expenditures. The individual in question was employed as the District’s Transportation Coordinator from September 2005 until they resigned in August 2008. Upon …
The ex-transportation head for Hazlet and Piscataway School Districts was charged Wednesday with stealing a total of $565,000 from the districts by authorizing payments to fictitious bus companies for services never provided.
A former employee of the Hazlet Township and Piscataway School Districts was arrested yesterday by the state police, and charged with stealing approximately $565,772 from both districts. According to police, former Transportation Manager/Supervisor Michelle Pumilia, 39, of Union Beach authorized payments to fictitious bus companies for transportation services that were never provided to the districts, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said today. She worked in Hazlet Township School District between July 2005 and August 2008. Pumilia was arrested by NJ State Police detectives yesterday on a complaint-summons charging her with second-degree theft by unlawful taking or disposition. Her mother, Virginia Lisay, 68, who lives with her in …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The were urged to seek challenges, and take inspiration from the Class of 2012's accomplishments.
At a graduation ceremony today, Hazlet Middle School's 254 eighth graders were applauded for completing the first two-thirds of their public education, and encouraged to excel in high school. The promotion exercises were held at Raritan High School, where parents and friends holding cameras and programs filled nearly every seat in the large auditorium on a misty afternoon. "I want to encourage you to grab hold of opportunities, make new friends, and be involved in high school," said School Board President Stephen Willig, who promised the students would find dedicated teachers and supportive guidance counselors waiting at Raritan High. Hazlet Middle Schools Principal Colleen Rafter told her departing students to seek out people and …