Former Hoboken financial specialist charged with $10K theft

Kathryn Kinney, who served as the city’s financial specialist last year, was accused of stealing over $10,000 from a non-profit organization, according to the Asbury Park Press
Kinney, who was assigned to Hoboken by the city’s outsourced financial arm of Donoughue, Gironda, and Doria, was charged with third-degree theft and third-degree misapplication of entrusted property in the recent incident, according to reports.
According to the Press, Kinney took the money to prevent foreclosure proceedings on her house.
Kinney was brought to Hoboken by the firm at the tail-end of their time with the city, in the midst a city budget debacle, and was by numerous accounts a good employee for the city.
Last year, it was rumored that she would be offered the job as Director of Finance. One source said Fiscal Monitor Judy Tripodi offered the job, but then rescinded the offer. Soon after the rumor circulated, Donoghue, Gironda, and Doria released her from her duties with the firm. She subsequently was not offered a job in City Hall.
For more on Kinney’s theft charges, see the Press story

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