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Montclair Man Charged with Stealing $50K from Glen Ridge

Ex-Glen Ridge Borough Registrar accused of stealing thousands from people applying for birth, death and marriage certificates.

Carolyn Murray, acting Essex County Prosecutor / Patch file photo
Carolyn Murray, acting Essex County Prosecutor / Patch file photo

Former Glen Ridge Borough Registrar Tresor Gopaul, 30, of Montclair, has been arrested and charged with stealing more than $50,000 from the borough.

Gopaul is accused of stealing money collected when people came into the Glen Ridge borough offices to obtain birth certificates, death certificates and marriage certificates, Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Friday.

The theft came to light in August 2013 when Gopaul had taken a day off from work and the deputy registrar was covering for him. That led to an investigation of Gopaul and his subsequent arrest on Jan. 24.

The investigation was conducted by the Essex County Prosecutor and Glen Ridge Police Department. 

Gopaul, who has since been fired, had been the registrar in the Borough since June 2010. Following his arrest he was released on a summons, according to the prosecutor.

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