NJ Voters Give Thumbs-Up to Sheriffs Drawing Both Salaries and Pensions

It's Jersey, you can't expect better


TRENTON — Five double-dipping New Jersey county sheriffs were re-elected in Tuesday's election, but it was a losing day for an undersheriff who tried a power play at taxpayers' expense.

Sussex County undersheriff George DeOld was forced to resign after he was caught with one of the county's emergency generators at his home for personal use in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

"It's an unfortunate incident," Sheriff Michael Strada told the New Jersey Herald.

DeOld is no stranger to gaming government. His annual take was $162,969 a year — a $96,525 salary from the county plus a $66,444 pension as a Paterson City police retiree, as reported by New Jersey Watchdog.