Hudson County Welfare Office Employee Accused Of Stealing Thousands Of Dollars

A Hudson County Welfare employee was arrested after an investigation found he used Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to withdraw cash, authorities said Monday.

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Herbert Thomas, 55, of Jersey City, accessed EBT cards issued to welfare recipients at least 10 times between Sept. 28, 2020 and Feb. 19, 2021, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

Thomas withdrew several thousand dollars in cash, Suarez said.

He was arrested March 15 at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City, and charged with 10 counts of theft by unlawful taking.

Thomas' first court appearance is scheduled for April 6, 2021.

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