Hawthorne cemetery workers accused of pocketing money

County police have accused the workers in charge of a Hawthorne cemetery of misusing money for their own personal profit.

A new report revealed that the board of directors at Mount Eden Cemetery may have been directing money from the non-profit burial ground for its own use. The board alleges that the family made loans to private companies controlled by cemetery president Patrick O'Connell.

In addition to O'Connell, his secretary Ruth Hogan was paid $75,000 per year for what state regulators called "no-show" jobs.

Sources say Hogan even lived in North Carolina when she was supposed to be working in Hawthorne.

The state attorney general's office has taken over the investigation.

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