WOODBURY — A woman who used to be a tax and utility clerk for the city was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing more than $58,000 from Woodbury.
Kathryn Pierson, 33, of Pitman, allegedly stole the money over a nine-month period, starting in the fall of 2013 and continuing until she left to work in Woodbury Heights in July 2014, police said. She had worked for the city of Woodbury for nearly two years as tax and utility clerk, police said.
An investigation into the theft was launched in October, with Woodbury Detective Kelli Marro aided by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, said police.
Pierson was charged with official misconduct and theft. Bail was set at $20,000, police said.
Following her arrest at her current job, as utility clerk ,in the Woodbury Heights municipal building, she was lodged in the Salem County Jail in default of bail, said police.