East Windsor Recreation Director Suspended Without Pay, Charged

The charges come after his secretary was arrested in August 2011.

East Windsor Township’s Recreation Director has been suspended without pay after police said he knew his secretary was falsifying township records to send her child to summer camp and lied about it to authorities, officials said.

Police said 43-year-old Kevin Hood was charged on March 8 after an investigation by the and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office revealed he lied to authorities, and told his secretary to also make false statements to police. 

Hood, who has been employed with the Township since 2006, was charged with theft, witness tampering and hindering apprehension, and was release on his own recognizance.

Another Township employee discovered the record keeping irregularity and brought it to the attention of the town manager, police said. 

Hood’s secretary, Christine Hodapp, was charged in August 2011 for falsifying records over a three-year period, and fraudulently receiving around $6,850, police said. She had been working for the Township since 2007.

Township Manager Alan Fisher said Hood is suspended without pay, pending the outcome of the judicial process.

The recreation director was arraigned Monday in East Windsor Municipal Court, and his next court date has not been set, said Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman Casey DeBlasio. Hodapp is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on April 5.

Mayor Janice Mironov did not respond to messages seeking comment.

Bill March 15, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Detective Fiore is due out of jail soon...maybe Kevin can have his cell and Fiore can have his old job back......Hey Janice, instead of looking at resumes and references how about just taking a look at the next applicant.
Mark Elias March 15, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Bill should get his facts straight before making.g comments he knows obviously nothing about
Justin VanHandel March 15, 2012 at 11:51 PM
It's funny that if you leave a comment on an article that the website moderator doesn't agree with, the comment mysteriously disappears.
Ashley Peskoe (Editor) March 16, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Justin - It was not a matter of agreeing or not, the post contained profanity and therefore it was deleted.
Bill March 16, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Bill March 16, 2012 at 03:37 AM
You're right Mark......Rossi introduced Det Fiore(head of PAL) to Nemes who built the PAL building for about $100,000.00 more than it should have cost. He also put a deck on Fiores house for free. Rossi gets caught burning down buildings in Trenton...Nemes gets the insurance jobs. Rossi gets caught...turns in Nemes and everyone goes to jail. Nemes turns in Fiore and gets let out.....nice...Fiore fights like crazy and still goes to jail....Rossi has a heart attack and dies last year and Nemes moves down South. PAL organization is for kids.....Fiore was stealing from kids.......nice....Now Mr. Hood, it looks like he MAY be dipping into the funds....You are right Mark, I don't know the facts here......I just hope he isn't taking money from the kids also...................He looks like an honest man?
Joe VanHandel March 16, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Ashley, so were is my second post from last night that contained no profanity???????? you wiped that one off too??? why?
Joe VanHandel March 16, 2012 at 02:13 PM
O look, My second post got deleted, Lets see if my third one dissapears. What a Joke.
Ashley Peskoe (Editor) March 16, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Joe - I'm sending you an email. If you have questions feel free to contact me at ashley.peskoe@patch.com with questions.
Joe VanHandel March 16, 2012 at 02:38 PM
and weres the one about i just posted about the lead arsenic??
Mark Elias March 16, 2012 at 03:41 PM
This will be my last comment on this! This latest incident I cannot comment on because I do not know the situation. Once again, Mr. Fiore's name is brought up by someone who does not know the facts. Mr. Fiore is NOT, or was he ever in jail!!!!!!! His good name after 30+ years of service with the EW PD was tarnished for something he did not do. He never stole from children or the community he protected for all those years!
Joe VanHandel March 16, 2012 at 05:34 PM
sounds like billl need to lay of the crack brownies
Bill March 17, 2012 at 02:15 AM
http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases09/pr20091014a.html..........Hey Marky, is this whole article a big lie? Is this just a fiction?
Bill March 17, 2012 at 02:18 AM
www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases09/pr20091014a.htm I made a mistake.....try this link
Bill March 17, 2012 at 02:19 AM
http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases09/pr20091014a.html finally
Patti P March 18, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I'm sorry, I seem to be lost. A retired cop does something illegal and gets caught-got that much. I can't seem to see the connection with this story. Bill seems to offer that as some type of rebuttal or justification. Maybe I'm getting old, can someone point me to the connection?
Bill March 19, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Very easy Patti P...This is another East Windsor Recreation Program for kids Where the adult in charge got greedy.
Cd April 14, 2012 at 01:10 PM
???????????????? Back to Kevin Hood, the East Windsor recreation director who was charged in March with theft, witness tampering and hindering apprehension in connection
Cd April 14, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Reject Cd 9:10 am on Saturday, April 14, 2012 ???????????????? Back to Kevin Hood, the East Windsor recreation director who was charged in March with theft, witness tampering and hindering apprehension in connection


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