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Lakewood Welfare Fraud: Comptroller’s Office Received Just Two Emails About Amnesty Program, Won’t Say Who Sent Them

TRENTON – The New Jersey State Comptroller’s Office received just two email inquiries about their controversial program that allowed Lakewood welfare abusers to avoid jail time in the month of September, according to email logs provided in response to an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request.

In a response to an OPRA request filed by Ocean County Politics seeking email logs for the Comptroller’s Office’s official email address for the “Ocean County Receipient Voluntary Disclosure Program” that was promoted at a recent event in Toms River, OSC records custodian Robert Shane provided email logs that indicated the office received email correspondence from two individuals regarding the program, one of which received a response.

“Please be advised that certain information has been redacted from this document for privacy purposes consistent with N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1,” said Shane in his October 2nd, 2017 response to the OCP OPRA request.

We may do a followup request to see if portions of the bodies of the respective messages can be disclosed.

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