Carlstadt mayor charged with keeping ex-wife on insurance rolls

Carlstadt Mayor William Roseman and his ex-wife were indicted today for allegedly leaving her on the town’s health care rolls for eight years after their divorce.

Prosecutor John Molinelli said that Roseman and Lori Lewin divorced in July, 2000, but he did not notify Carlstadt’s insurance administrator until the beginning of 2008.

The amount of those benefits, according to the prosecutor, was in excess of $7,000.

Roseman and Lewin are charged with 2nd and 3rd degree theft by deception and one count of 2nd degree official misconduct. They allegedly failed to inform the insurance provider of the divorce and failed to inform the insurance provider that Roseman had moved out of their shared home. Roseman is also charged with presiding over Borough Council meetings where funding for the insurance was approved.

The two are scheduled for arraignment in about a month. They both face up to 10 years in prison.

Roseman, a Republican, is a political ally of state Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-ridge), who is also Carlstadt's municipal engineer.

Carlstadt mayor charged with keeping ex-wife on insurance rolls