A Jersey City Quality of Life Task Division inspector has been charged with theft for stealing time during an undisclosed time frame, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
Zamir Thomas, 31, of Jersey City, is charged with one count of theft by deception, a third-degree crime, Suarez said in a statement.
He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Secaucus and released on a summons pending his first court appearance, which is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, August 8th.
The investigation found that Thomas spent several hours at his home on multiple occasions while he was being paid to work as a QLC inspector for the city.
City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione told HCV that Thomas is currently suspended without pay.
Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Unit, the Jersey City Special Investigations Unit, Jersey City Division of Quality Life, and the Office of the Jersey City Municipal Prosecutor with the arrest and investigation.