MAYS LANDING — The man who worked as the building coordinator for Atlantic City’s All Wars Memorial Building received three years’ probation Friday for stealing money that people gave him to rent meeting rooms there, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said.
William P. Hadley, 56, of Egg Harbor Township, also lost his job and must repay Atlantic City $3,350, the Prosecutor’s Office said.
After a seven-month investigation, Hadley was charged in August 2016 with official misconduct and five counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property received.
He pleaded guilty in March.
The Prosecutor’s Office said Hadley was acting in his capacity as the coordinator for the building, also known as the Old Soldier’s Home, when he took money orders by citizens to rent space there but deposited them into his own bank account.
He was suspended without pay by Atlantic City.
“William Hadley presented information to the court of significant extenuating circumstances and mitigating factors that contributed to his actions, but he cannot excuse his decision to steal from the public,” Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer said in a statement.