Ex-mayor allegedly used scholarship fund honoring EMT to gamble in AC

SPOTSWOOD — A former mayor allegedly used money from a borough scholarship fund to gamble in Atlantic City, authorities said.

Nicholas Poliseno, 39, of Spotswood, facing a third-degree count of theft, turned himself into authorities Tuesday morning, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a release.

Authorities allege, in June 2016, Poliseno withdrew money from a Hinal Patel Scholarship Fund, which was set up to honor a Spotswood EMT, and used it to gamble.

The scholarship is awarded annually to borough high school students in the memory of Patel, a 22-year-old EMT who died in …read more

Source: NJ.com Middlesex

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