Three-quarters of NJ sheriffs collect two gov’t paychecks
Three-fourths of New Jersey's sheriffs remain double-dippers after the results of this week's election according to NewJerseyWatchdog.org.
The website reports that the number remained even when including newly elected Camden County sheriff Gilbert “Whip” Wilson, who will collect both a $144,753 salary in his new position and continue receiving $50,383 as a retired Camden city officer. He replaces the retiring Charles Billingham. who also collected a pension as a former Washington Township police officer.
Three other sheriffs collecting two paychecks were re-elected on Tuesday: Gloucester County Sheriff Carmel Morina, Salem County Sheriff Charles Miller and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura, according to NewJerseyWatchdog.org.
A total of 53 officers including 37 undersheriffs are collecting $10 million between two past-or-present public payrolls according to NewJerseyWatchdog.org.