Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan announced today that Thevio Eliscar, 29, of New Brunswick, Hicham Saadi, 39, of New Brunswick, Emil Hanna, 55, and Emad Naguib, 55, of Old Bridge, were assigned to watch over automated payment machines during their 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. shifts and assist customers as they paid to park at the Ferren and Lower Church Street decks in the city.
Share Kaplan, along with New Brunswick Police Director Peter Mangarella, said between May 13, 2010 and May 15, 2010, the security officers took nearly $3,000 from customers and kept the proceeds which should have been deposited in the automatic payment machines.
Eliscar is charged with official misconduct, theft of more than $500, computer theft for using the parking authority payment machines to steal about $1,200, and tampering with public records. They charge he disabled the security camera before stealing the parking fees.
Saadi, Hanna and Naguib, are charged each with official misconduct, theft, and computer theft.
Kaplan said the investigation began after information developed by the State Commission of Investigation was handed over to local authorities by the commission’s executive director, Alan Rockoff.