Camden, N.J. – A Camden County employee has been charged with stealing more than $114,000 that was intended for regattas and rowing competitions at Cooper River Park, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer.
James Stack, 44, of Collingswood, has been charged with Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received and Official Misconduct.
Investigators say Stack, who previously served as the Director of Rowing at the Camden County Boathouse, accepted money from various rowing organizations and deposited the checks into two bank accounts he managed under Cooper Training Center, LLC, a company Stack owns. Detectives said evidence showed Stack would then deposit a lesser amount into accounts managed by the county.
The discrepancy was caught during a county audit and reported. Investigators found evidence dating back to January 2018 through December of 2019 and said the investigation is ongoing.
Stack was cited and released pending a Central Judicial Processing hearing March 10.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.