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Ducey: Brick Housing Authority Director Should Resign; Meeting Set for Friday

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Alesia Watson (right), executive director of the Housing Authority of the Township of Brick.
Alesia Watson (right), executive director of the Housing Authority of the Township of Brick.

Brick Mayor John Ducey said Tuesday that Alesia Watson, the township’s housing authority director who, on Monday, admitted embezzling funds from the Ocean City Housing Authority, should resign.

Watson served as executive director of both authorities under a shared services agreement. After admitting in court that she used federal funds to purchase prepaid MasterCards for herself, Watson is facing a year in prison. Ducey asked her to resign at a council meeting Tuesday night.

“I’m appalled when people take the public trust and use it for their own benefit,” said Ducey. “I’m hoping that she resigns immediately and not even wastes the housing authority’s time to do a hearing.”

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Watson stole from the “most vulnerable,” he said.

The housing authority’s Board of Commissioners has scheduled a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday night to discuss the matter, Ducey said.