Planet Princeton

Two Princeton employees placed on leave while police look into sales of municipal computers

Two employees in the office of information technology for the municipality of Princeton have been placed on leave while police investigate allegations that they sold used municipal computers online and possibly profited personally from the sales.

Officials confirmed that employees Robert McQueen and Anthony Guevarez are both on a paid leave of absence while police investigate claims that they improperly disposed of municipal property. Planet Princeton had received a tip about the matter.

Asked to comment on the issue, Mayor Liz Lempert did not respond. Business Administrator Marc Dashield referred all questions to a police officer who was out already for the day. Another officer referred questions back to Dashield. Chief Nick Sutter then confirmed the matter was referred to the police department on Wednesday. He could not elaborate more because the investigation into the allegations has just begun. The prosecutor’s office is involved because of the nature of the allegations. Officials did not say when the two employees were placed on leave.

Public agencies in the state follow strict procedures for getting rid of used government property. The property is normally auctioned off and all proceeds go to the municipality. In 2010, a former Princeton Township police chief was removed from his post amid allegations he traded department-owned firearms for several weapons. Some of the weapons went back into the department’s armory, while he allegedly took one new rifle and one revolver from the dealer home for his personal use.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

Events Calendar

« December 2018 » loading...
M T W T F S S
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Mon 10

West Windsor Arts Center Off the Wall Affordable Art Show

November 5 @ 10:00 am - December 21 @ 6:00 pm
Mon 10

Domestic, Houses & Landscapes. Selections from the work of Catherine Opie

November 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - January 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Mon 10

Festival of Trees

November 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Mon 10

Joy In The Everyday

November 29, 2018 - March 25, 2019
Mon 10
Mon 10

Community: By Donation Yoga Classes

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon 10

Central Jersey General Infertility Support Group

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 11

Tuesday Night Live! A Family Advent Journey

December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue 11

Book Club: The Hidden Half of Nature

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Events Calendar

« December 2018 » loading...
M T W T F S S
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6