By Muhammad Atef | April 9, 2021

Missing evidence money: Hudson County, New Jersey prosecutor launches internal investigation

HUDSON COUNTY, New Jersey — The top prosecutor in a northern New Jersey county says cash being held as evidence by her office has gone missing.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said Tuesday night that an internal investigation has been launched, but she did not disclose how much money was missing overall or when and how the thefts were discovered.

Suarez said various denominations of cash recovered in several separate cases has gone missing. All the money was being temporarily held for safekeeping and was kept in temporary storage in locked safes at the prosecutor’s office in Jersey City, with limited access by investigative staff.

Suarez said the investigation is in its very early stages, and officials haven’t determined how many people may have been involved. She declined further comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

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