SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — Five South Brunswick High School
custodians defrauded the school district, submitting false receipts for clothing and cleaning reimbursements, according to The Star-Ledger.
According to Sgt. James Ryan, the investigation started when Board of Education officials noticed "irregularities" in a clothing and cleaning reimbursement fund.
"We examine every aspect of our budget to maximize our funding," school Superintendent Gary P. McCartney said in a statement.
"When we became aware of financial irregularities with possible criminal implications we notified police immediately," McCartney added.
Four men and one woman, all South Brunswick residents, surrendered to police Thursday afternoon. They have been charged with fraud and theft by deception, and since released with tickets to appear in court, the article stated.