YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Woodcliff Lake’s mayor and council have scheduled a vote Monday to deduct nearly $2,200 they overpaid their disgraced former borough administrator, Wolfgang Albrecht, for unused sick and vacation time.
Albrecht resigned on Wednesday, more than two months after borough police charged him with back-dating election documents.
He’d been on a 60-day leave of absence after receiving a pair of summonses on Aug. 5.
Records show Albrecht was paid in full for the Aug. 1 thru Aug. 15 pay period, which ended up being an overpayment by five days because he was granted an unpaid leave after his arrest.
So they’re deducting $2,195.90 in overpayments and voting to approve $4,991.07 instead (Click here for MONDAY NIGHT’S MEETING AGENDA ).
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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Woodcliff Lake Borough Administrator Wolfgang Albrecht was issued a complaint by borough police today on charges of falsifying government documents, which CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned were change-of-party-affiliation forms. READ MORE….
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Albrecht was accepted into a special pre-trail intervention program that allows him to clear his record, without admitting wrongdoing, after six months of probation.
Police said Albrecht backdated letters from two candidates withdrawing from next month’s council election to June 19 from when he received them on June 25, as well as party-affiliation forms submitted by two council candidates to June 18 from June 21.
Woodcliff Lake Police Anthony Janicelli said Albrecht said at the time these were done “with the purpose to deceive.”
Albrecht, who has held several municipal and county positions in Bergen County, received summonses to answer the charges, which the chief said were brought after his detectives consulted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
His attorney, however, said Albrecht alerted the county superintendent of elections to what he said were inadvertent errors.
Albrecht was the day-to-day manager of the municipality and was also appointed Borough Clerk in March.
Former Maywood Mayor Thomas Richards has served as interim administrator during Albrecht’s leave. A deputy clerk was named acting clerk.
A former county parks chief, Albrecht was also once Leonia’s business administrator; a Bogota Board of Education member from 1980 – 1991 (and former board president); and the president of the Bergen County Special Services School Board in 1997-1998.
He was also once the business administrator in Oradell, where officials were upset over the loss of potential grants because of application errors, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned.
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