Green mayor charged with fraud

Police say he provided fraudulent checks to Franklin business


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Daniel Conkling Photo provided by the Franklin Borough police department



BY BRETT LAKE

— The Green Township Mayor was arrested last week after police say he allegedly gave a Franklin business two fraudulent checks, according to a Franklin Borough Police Department news release.

Daniel C. Conkling, 60, was charged July 15 with two counts of writing fraudulent checks. He was charged and later released pending an appearance in Sussex County Superior Court July 23.

Conkling said through text message that he did not want to comment on the matter.

Multiple attempts to contact members of the Green Township Council seeking comment went unreturned.

According to the release, police received a report from owners of Tri State Pump and Septic, claiming Conkling gave them two separate checks for $2,997.61 in May.

When the owners attempted to retrieve the money, there was insufficient funds in the account, according to police.

The business owners reported to police that they made multiple attempts to recover the money over the last several months.

Detectives from the Franklin Police Department conducted an investigation, which resulted in the arrest of the Mayor.

Conkling has served on the Green Township Committee since 2000. His term as mayor expires Dec. 31.


Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Image Music at the Van Kirk Homestead
— Listen to the music of Smooth Sailin', easy listening sounds with Dr. Fred Van Keuren on drums and Jeff Gaynor on guitar, bass and...
Business and professional training programs offered
— Skylands Professional Training, a partnership of Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and Warren County Community College (WCCC)...
International Overdose Awareness Day
— In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, The Center for Prevention and Counseling and volunteers from the Sussex...
Image PGA pro brings vision to Lake Mohawk Golf Club
— PGA Member Steven L. Demmer is bringing a wealth of experience and a clear vision to Lake Mohawk Golf Club in Sparta, NJ as their...

VIDEOS



Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.



MOST COMMENTED



Click on the ad above to print your coupon!
Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ