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Daughter of Former Mayor Scarpelli Admits Bilking Township Out of Nearly $1M

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The daughter of a former Brick Township mayor is facing charges that she submitted nearly $1 million in false medical claims while working as a township employee.

Deputy State Attorney General Thomas Tresansky appeared Tuesday in Ocean County Superior Court to announce criminal charges against the former employee, Kim Bogan, for submitting fraudulent claims to the township’s health insurance provider in the amount of $941,354.77. Bogan is the daughter of former Mayor Joseph C. Scarpelli, who himself was imprisoned after admitting to a bribery scheme. 

The fraudulent insurance claims were for payment for chiropractic services by Dr. Glenn Scarpelli, her brother, that were never actually provided, prosecutors say. Glenn Scarpelli is now deceased, having committed suicide by jumping off a New York City building in July. 

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In a plea agreement approved by the court, Bogan pled guilty to theft by deception and is expected be sentenced to five years in state prison. The state will also seek an order of restitution against Bogan for the full amount of the stolen funds.

“We uncovered the theft, notified the Attorney General and fired Kim Bogan,” Mayor John Ducey said. “The next step is getting back the stolen money. We will take every legal action available to recoup these funds.”

According to a report from Horizon, the claims administrator for the township, Bogan had been submitting fraudulent claims to the township for the phantom chiropractic services since at least 2007, officials said. While the township’s insurance claims are administered and paid through Horizon, Ducey said that Bogan’s fraud was actually uncovered by Township Administrator Joanne Bergin during a review of health care claims.

“The fraudulent claims submitted by Ms. Bogan were uncovered through an investigation by my administration,” Ducey said. “In the course of a review of health care claims, we noticed an unusual amount of claims by one employee for chiropractic services administered in New York City. We immediately contacted Horizon, our health care provider and claims administrator, which referred the matter to the attorney general for investigation and prosecution.”

Bogan had been employed by the township for over 30 years and served in various positions. The fraud began in 2011 and continued until it was uncovered earlier this year.

“As a former prosecutor, I am grateful to the Attorney General for bringing its full resources to prosecute this case,” Ducey said in a statement. “But as mayor, I am angry that a municipal employee stole from our health care fund for so many years, with total disregard for the residents and taxpayers of our town.”


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  • Cosmo J Occhiogrosso

    Well done Joanne

  • Frank Rizzo

    Such a failed family….is this the dame Bogan family from Brielle she married in to

    • Edd Doran

      The Bogans had nothing to do with any of this. Shut the fuck up. You don’t know what your talking about.

      • Frank Rizzo

        I know your button just got pushed….The Bogan from Brielle has his own tax issues…That’s why I asked….And I will continue to ask….

      • Edd Doran

        She married a Bogan but not a Bogan directly related to the ones that have the issues in Briell. Just like if someone you married got in trouble you can’t blame all the Rizzos

      • Let’s Roll

        There are many, many Bogans and not all related.

      • KaayC

        All Bogans.

      • KaayC

        Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?

      • Edd Doran

        Why Yes, Need a Kiss Dear???

      • KaayC

        nice erasure of potty mouth

  • Penny Posten

    Wow, that family is a disaster.

  • Mark Story Jenks

    This saddens me, and makes me angry at the same time.
    Good work, Joanne!

    • Let’s Roll

      Sad for taxpayers. Not the democrat Scarpelli crime family scum. Worst family in Brick Township history.

      • Frank Rizzo

        There has been equal or worse…trust me…

    • Edd Doran

      What saddens me is her daughter. She’s really a sweet girl and her grandpa went to jail, her uncle committed suicide, her boy friend died in an OD, and now her mother. The poor girl.

      • JimandJenn

        You reap what you sow.

      • Let’s Roll

        Sounds like future Stripper club material.

  • Let’s Roll

    Now we know why Scarpellis kid jumped from the roof. He must have filed the fraudulent claims. Scarpelli family is scum. Strike their names from all township property . Windward beach and the reservoir.
    Right Andy Pat? Still think ring leader Joe Scarpelli the extortionist was a good mayor?

    • Nan

      Oh, you are so right. It did hit me that Glenn was a chiropractor. Sorry but there is so many more ways in which the Township past and present steals from us.

    • Andy Pat

      Yes- Most of Mayor Scarpelli’s term was positive. Did he do wrong. Absolutely. Wrongdoing by his offspring is a separate issue and I am glad Kim was caught. BTW-who was the unnamed developer who bribed the mayor. Does he still conduct business here in town and walk among us?? Mayor Scarpelli was involved in a conspiracy, but not a conspiracy of ONE!

      • Creepy Green Light

        Jesus. You’d stick up for Jeffrey Dahmer….if he were a Democrat. I’d have more respect for you if you just came out and said that Scarpelli was a turd.

      • Andy Pat

        And do you and all republicans discount Nixon and Reagan’s entire tenures based on the treason they committed?? Nixon for undermining peace efforts During 68 campaign and Reagan for selling arms to a hostile enemy(Iran) behind Congress’ back.

      • Andy Pat

        I also find it funny that you say “Jeffrey Dahmer….if he were a Democrat”. Was Jeff a republican? Because after this last week of Corker, Flake, McCain-I see republicans devouring their own every day!

      • Let’s Roll

        Say it again loud! President Donald J Trump.

      • Creepy Green Light

        Are you going to cry non stop for the next 7 years because Trump is POTUS? LOL.

      • Let’s Roll

        He is a rotten no good thief and the head of a crime family. But you say he was a good mayor. You sir , must have no morals or ethics.

    • Andy Pat

      I do not approve of naming anything after a politician. I also do not approve of monuments, statues, etc. honoring any secessionist, anyone who committed treason or took up arms against the U.S.

      • Let’s Roll

        Scarpellis name is on Reservoir plaque and memorial statue at Windward Beach. They should be chiseled off.

  • Let’s Roll

    5 years for stealing a million? Givenher 20 hard time.

  • Let’s Roll

    Shes a Ducey democrat.

  • Let’s Roll

    Can the Mayor please fire any remaining democrat Scarpelli crime family scum left in town hall. Thank you.

    • JimandJenn

      Her brother Kyle & his wife work for the town. They should all be fired. This family is consumed by greed & money. Kim Bogan is a sanctimonious pig. I hope she rots in jail.

      • Chuck Cumella

        Agreed

      • Andy Pat

        I believe people should be held accountable for their Own actions. As an American who believes in our criminal justice system (albeit flawed) I do not believe people are guilty by association, casual relationship, or even blood!

  • Nan

    How ironic that this article follows immediately after my previous post.

    Let’s get the nomenclature correct. Scarpelli was not convicted for briber. His ‘conviction’ was for pleading guilty to ‘extortion’. In my mind much more serious than accepting a bribe.

    Let’s not blame Acropolis for not finding the infraction. How much more has gone on and continues to go on.

    I smell a Witch hunt. Was this the only impropriety Ms Bergin found? And how far back did she examine claims and why? How did this scream out for investigation?

  • Let’s Roll

    Why didnt long time Business Administator Scott Pezzarus discover this million dollar insurance fraud scheme? Maybe he was too busy with his several other multiple mumicipality tax payer funded government jobs to do his Brick township job correctly.

    • Chief Wahoo

      Exactly. Just connect the dots. Scarpelli……MacFadden……Pezzarus.

    • Andy Pat

      Why did Acropolis (Scarpelli nemesis) not uncover what began during his tenure?? Maybe too busy feathering the beds of all his relatives!

      • Let’s Roll

        Because he hasnt been Mayor for the last 4 years? She may have only put in modest claims during Acropolis tenure and then really ramped it up after her pals in the democrat Ducey party took over. Duceys law firm running the town is Scarpelli and McFaddens old law firm.

      • 205167117

        When you bring info to the table like that someone like myself appreciates it and takes it seriously. Stereotyping the Democratic party and the Italian heritage in a negative light is where you lose me. Did his family commit crimes? 100% yes. Did they kill people and bury them in the Pine Barrens? Connecting the dots between his name being Italian and Italians being associated with the mafia is silly.

        I hope you’re as critical of the Republican party as you are the Democratic because that mindset is the only way any of us are getting anywhere. Frankly it amazes me to see someone so passionate about those that take advantage of government to not be critical of some bigger picture things going on at the highest level of government.

      • Let’s Roll

        I voted for Ducey because I was betrayed by Acropolis, who I also voted for, and the town GOP. I soon regretted voting for Ducey because he misled me and all taxpayers about not taking cadillac health benefits. I will not vote for him again.
        Trump is not perfect but is 1000 % better than crooked Hillary.

      • 205167117

        I appreciate your explanation. Please keep in mind Trump won the election so we’re past that. It’s about holding him accountable for what he promised.

        Go back to when you shifted support from Acropolis to Ducey. I have to imagine you were saying at least Ducey isn’t Acropolis. Now imagine yourself three years from now and there has to be a chance that you’ll be coming to the same conclusion on Trump as you as with Ducey. Keep in mind I said a chance.

        I truly hope our President succeeds because that means we’re all that much better. Unfortunately I feel like I know too many men cut from the same cloth as our President and that doesn’t leave me feeling positive.

  • Let’s Roll

    Why would the township pay out money for a chiropractor? Wouldnt the insurance company take the loss? What is going on here and what is the real story?

    • Lou

      Probably self insured.

      • Let’s Roll

        Nj horizon is the town insurance company.

      • Edd Doran

        Horizon is the administrator of the insurance. Could be self insured managed by Horizon.

      • Let’s Roll

        Thanks

    • Lou

      Meaning the taxpayers in Brick got screwed again. Don’t think she’ll be payin back a million bucks.

  • Let’s Roll

    The Scarpelli’s, the Sopranos, the Corleones. Only one of the three is a Real crime family.

  • Surfrider

    What a crooked family. There is still something wrong here….Need a little more indeph reporting here, what actually transpired. Who specifically did she put claims into? Did her brother submit $1mil in bogus claims over the years, to Horizon, and she schemed with her brother, and he kicked back to her? Not nearly enough checks and balances in this town with employees. Time to tighten the ship! Man….5 yrs with a plea bargain, typical any more, entirely too lenient of a deal, for doing what she did. Not just the money, the public trust, that is why 5 yrs is not enough! Well good going for catching this crook! But also don’t go hog wild pursuing blood from a rock, unless the attorney chosen does on a % retrieved type deal………….

  • Let’s Roll

    This thief and her crooked Scarpelli family is what Chief Wahoo likes to call “public takers”. Fire the remaining Scarpellis from the town immediately.

  • Chief Wahoo

    And yet most here bashed Chief Wahoo when he commented on the suicide of the chiropractor brother and questioned the family history. Talk about Bricktucky Syndrome. You sheep just love being fleeced. And Ducey comment is a joke too. A 30 year public TAKER and a democRAT has stole your money !!!!!! It’s a slippery slope from saying you will NOT take Health benefits paid by the taxpayers to billing $900,000 for chiropractor visits. But I’m sure Bricktucky will step right up and vote democRATS right across the board in 2017. As the greatest democRAT said “What difference does it make.”

  • Let’s Roll

    Time for All government employees to sign up for Obamacare. End the cadillac health care plans.

    • Frank Rizzo

      We all had good health plans before people like you let the Clintons sell us down the river to the Chinese….

      • Let’s Roll

        I hate the Clintons. The crooked Scarpelli family members tried to imitate their democrat heroes.

  • KaayC

    It just always amazes me that it it always seems to be people who have a real advantage with good jobs and connections that can never be happy and who go bad.

  • craigoftruth

    The family of crooks. Like they say, “the acorn does not fall far from the tree.”

  • Andy Pat

    Chiropractors and insurance fraud? Who would have ever thought?