Pleasantville’s superintendent of Public Works has been suspended pending an investigation, the mayor confirmed Monday.

Robert Oglesby, a 16-year employee with the city, is on paid administrative leave, Mayor Jesse Tweedle said. He said any further information would have to come from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain declined to comment.

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An investigator from the Prosecutor’s Office was seen coming out of the Masonic Lodge just over the border into Egg Harbor Township on Sept. 20, the same day Oglesby was put on leave. Oglesby, who is grand master there, was seen nearby on his cell phone, walking back and forth along Washington Avenue.

Oglesby’s brother, Charles, is a former Pleasantville police detective. He was forced to forfeit his job in 2010 under a plea deal stemming from an official misconduct charge. Charles Oglesby was accused of stealing from a suspect during an investigation in 2007, then falsifying the report to cover it up.

Under the plea agreement, he admitted no criminal wrongdoing and served no jail time.

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