NJ rabbi stole $630G from special needs tuition fund, indictment claims

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Rabbi Osher Eisemann, 60, was indicted on theft and money laundering charges.

Rabbi Osher Eisemann, 60, was indicted on theft and money laundering charges.  (State of New Jersey Attorney General’s office)

A rabbi in New Jersey stole more than $600,000 worth of public tuition money from a special needs school that he founded, and used much of the cash to invest in a clothing business, according to an indictment against him.

Rabbi Osher Eisemann, 60, was indicted for embezzling $630,000 in tuition funds that were meant to go towards students at the institution he runs, the School for Children with Hidden Intelligence, New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino said in a statement.

SUPERINTENDENT: SPECIAL EDUCATION ALLEGATIONS FALSE

SCHI receives approximately $1.8 million each month in tuition from the Lakewood school district and other school districts that send their students to Eisemann’s school, Porrino said. He accused Eisemann of creating an extra source of funding, a fundraising foundation called Services for Hidden…

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