N.J. cop broke into resident’s safe to steal $10K, court records show - nj.com

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Summary generated on August 14, 2020

    A Bergen County police sergeant accused of stealing $10,000 from a resident allegedly broke into the man's safe to steal the money, court records show.

    On March 1, Palisades Park Police Sgt. Christopher Sambogna, 50, broke into a borough resident's safe and stole $10,000, according to the criminal complaint.

    Borough police received a complaint from the resident Monday, according to the complaint.

    After receiving the complaint, Palisades Park police alerted the prosecutor's office confidential investigations unit, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella previously said in a statement.

    Sambogna was suspended from his position with the 38-member police department.

    Borough officials and Sambogna's attorney did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment.

    State records show Sambogna joined the department in 2004 and earned $137,495 as of last year.

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