Most in Bayonne school lunch fraud case will not be charged

BAYONNE – Most of the people accused of submitting false income information to allow their children to receive fully or partially subsidized school lunches have had their charges dropped, according to an online news report.
Seven of the ten have either had the grand jury not return charges against them or had the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office move to dismiss charges against them, according to
Three others have entered a pre-trial intervention program and agreed to pay restitution. Those who complete the intervention program won’t have a conviction on their record.
In August the ten people were originally accused of lying about their income to gain acceptance to the Bayonne Board of Education’s free and reduced price school meal program.
Nearly two out of every three children in the Bayonne School District are enrolled in the program, officials said.

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