Treasurer Of Gun Club Charged With Theft

Michael D. Weber (Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

  PLUMSTED – A Middlesex County man has been charged with theft for stealing about $4,000 from his local gun club, officials said.

  Michael D. Weber, 64, of Spotswood was the Treasurer of the Lakeside Rod and Gun Club in Plumsted Township. An investigation led authorities to find Weber had stolen about $4,000 from the club between July 2017 and January 2021. 

  Weber’s duties were to collect and deposit the club’s membership dues and pay the club’s expenses. According to police, Weber would collect the membership dues and use the funds for his own personal benefit.

  Weber was processed and released on a summons pending future appearances in Ocean County Superior Court.  

  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Plumsted Township Police Chief Earl Meroney acknowledge the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Squad and Plumsted Township Police Department for their collaborative efforts in connection with this investigation.

  The charges referenced are merely accusations and the public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.