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Sussex Co. Undersheriff Resigns For Misuse Of County Generator

Sussex County Sheriff's Office Star

Sussex County Sheriff’s Office Star

Superstorm Sandy

GREEN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A Sussex County sheriff’s officer has resigned after he used a county-owned generator to power his house after Superstorm Sandy.

Undersheriff George DeOld had an officer deliver one of two emergency generators to his Green Township home after he lost power on Friday.

Sheriff Mike Strada tells The Star-Ledger of Newark a resident noticed the delivery and sheriff’s officers recovered it from DeOld’s home soon after.

Strada says it was an unfortunate incident and DeOld has taken responsibility.

DeOld joined the sheriff’s office last year and was paid $97,000 a year.

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