Lt. Schneider was removed from the audit and quickly succeeded by Detective Joe Costanzo who is known to be a protege' of Captain Wayman.
Records of how much money was in each envelope are required to be maintained. These are like money used for drug informants and drug buys. Every dollar must be accounted for and consistent with the ledgers kept by the County Prosecutor along with the numbers assigned to the informant and the investigation.
It would be interesting to follow up on the completeness of the audit and the proper reporting of the drug money to the Prosecutor's Office.
To be continued.......
TFoTM asks the following questions:
1. Why did Captain Wayman remove Lt. Schneider from the audit and replace him with someone else?
2. Did Lt. Schneider recommend calling the Union County Prosecutor's office after a discrepancy was found?
3. If Lt. Schneider recommended calling the UCPO, did Captain Wayman make the call and advise the UCPO of the discrepancy in the audit?
4. Was anyone ever charged with a theft from the Westfield Police Department detective bureau safe if money was stolen?
5. Was the Public Notice filed with the Westfield Leader by the Town of Westfield Police Department done in an attempt to cover up the discrepancy of missing amounts of money?
The Westfield Police Department's Public Notice can be found at the following link on page 16 of the original October 15, 2009 issue of the Westfield Leader. If you access the newspaper online at the web link provided, scroll down to see the Public Notice on the bottom left of page 19.