PITTSBURGH A former supervisor at a New Jersey Treasury
Department warehouse has been found guilty of stealing surplus
equipment and selling it as scrap.
David Winkler, 51, of Bordentown, N.J., was convicted by a
Mercer County Superior Court jury of conspiracy, official
misconduct, theft by unlawful taking, and misapplication of
entrusted property and government property.
He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000
when he is sentenced March 6.
The state attorney generals office said Winkler and other
employees at the warehouse in Hamilton sold surplus metal
equipmentincluding desks, filing cabinets and other
furnitureto a nonapproved recycler in Trenton for more
than $24,000 between July 2005 and April 2007. Another
recycling company had a contract to buy scrapped equipment from
Four other former warehouse employees, all of New Jersey,
previously admitted their roles in the scheme.
James Mate, 52, of Yardville pleaded guilty to official
misconduct and was sentenced to three years in prison; Dominick
Mangine, 48, of Jackson pleaded guilty to official misconduct
and was sentenced to 364 days in jail; Thomas Sundstrom, 70, of
Southampton pleaded guilty to official misconduct and faces 364
days in jail when he is sentenced; and William Gawroski III,
37, of Hamilton pleaded guilty to a pattern of official
misconduct and is facing probation.