Thievery by public officials is so rife in New Jersey that it hardly raises eyebrows. But this one takes the cake. A former Fire Commissioner in Monmouth County admitted stealing thirty thousand dollars in death benefits from the widows of firefighters. His duties included administering the fire districts benefits program.  He admitted that he forged documents to steer widows' checks to himself. If there's a Guiness Book record for Scumbaggery, this guy's a shoo in.