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Release* ††† ††††††Date: May 4, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex County Prosecutorís
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: May 4, 2010
Plainfield schools superintendent; assistants, charged with theft
††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Jersey
Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced that the
A joint investigation by the Attorney Generalís Division of Criminal Justice, the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and the South Plainfield Police Department began after the state Department of Education received information about the case.
result, Steven Gallon, (DOB 4/23/69) a South Plainfield resident and
††††††††† His assistants, Angela G. Kemp, (DOB 8/8/73) the assistant superintendent for educational services in Plainfield, and Lalelei Kelly, (DOB 3/1/76) who had worked as the districtís coordinator of assessment, data collection and school improvement, were charged with uttering false documents, theft by deception, conspiracy to commit theft by deception and false swearing.
††††††††† Gallon was arrested at the
Court Judge Frederick P. DeVesa, sitting in
three were charged after the investigation determined that on August 14, 2009,
Kemp and Kelly, who were residents of the
and Kelly also provided a sworn statement by Gallon, who falsely indicated that
the women and their children lived with him at his home at
September 2009, the women and their children moved to
The investigation showed that Kemp obtained $5,600 in educational services for her child during the enrollment period, while Kelly obtained $4,900 in educational services.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Gallon, Kemp and Kelly are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Please be advised that after the original press release was sent, police arrested Kemp at her home in Perth Amboy.