Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Former NJ School Official Gets 5 Years in Scam

A Monmouth County woman will spend five years in prison for bilking two school districts out of more than $500,000.

School Bus
Joe Sohm, Getty Images

Michelle Pumilia of Union Beach pleaded guilty in December to official misconduct.

Pumilia worked as transportation manager for Hazlet schools from July 2005 through August 2008, then was transportation supervisor for the Piscataway School District from September 2008 until June 2012. Authorities have said she created a fictitious bus company and billed the districts for $565,000 for nonexistent services.

The 40-year-old Pumilia will serve her five-year sentence without the possibility of parole. She also must pay full restitution.

Her longtime boyfriend, Scott Callahan, is to be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to theft by deception for underreporting his income so he could receive federal disability and housing benefits.

 

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!