OFFICE OF THE COUNTY PROSECUTOR
MERCER COUNTY COURT HOUSEP.O. BOX 8068 TRENTON, NEW JERSEY 08650-0068PHONE: (609) 989-6350(609) 989-6305FAX #: (609) 989-0161
JOSEPH L. BOCCHINI, JR.
JANETTA D. MARBREY
First Assistant Prosecutor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Casey A. DeBlasio
November 10, 2011 (609) 989-6379
CITY EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATION, FORGERY
A 56-year-old Trenton Public Works employee was charged today withfraudulently obtaining contracts with the City of Trenton valued at approximately $51,000,Prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini Jr. announced.David G. Tallone, of Miller Avenue, Trenton, was charged late this morning at the Mercer
County Prosecutor’s Office
and released on a summons. Tallone is also president of AFSCMELocal 2286 and president of the City of Trenton Employees Credit Union.
The prosecutor’s Economic Crime Unit initiated an investigation approximately four months ago
after receiving information from a concerned citizen. The investigation revealed that betweenApril 2007 and May 2011, Tallone contracted with the City of Trenton to provide food for cityevents on at least five separate occasions. Tallone used
name as the vendor tocircumvent the Faulkner Act, which prohibits city employees from contracting with the city toprovide goods or services.
The city issued checks to Tallone’s sister, and her name was forged
to endorse the checks. The checks were then deposited into the credit union accounts of Talloneor his family members.Tallone is charged with one count of third-degree impersonation and one count of third-degreeforgery. Third-degree crimes carry a maximum penalty of five years in state prison and a$15,000 fine.Bocchini credited Detectives Michael Ferraro and Denise Gorlin of his Economic Crime Unitwith the investigation leading to the charges. The case is being prosecuted by AssistantProsecutor Tim Ward.