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West Deptford Official Charged with Lewdness

Scott Kintzing, chairman of the township Planning Board, was allegedly naked when a female custodian confronted him outside Oakview Elementary School.

The chairman of the township Planning Board has been charged with lewdness for allegedly stripping naked outside a local elementary school after taking part in a basketball game. 

Scott Kintzing, 59, was served with a summons on Nov. 12, said West Deptford Police Chief Craig Mangano. 

The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 outside Oakview Elementary School, Mangano said Monday. It was captured on security footage of school grounds.

A female school custodian witnessed Kintzing changing his clothes outside the back of the school after the game. The custodian told police Kintzing was completely naked when she confronted him. After the custodian confronted Kintzing, he drove off, Mangano said. 

School officials were notified of the incident and contacted township police, who conducted an investigation. 

No children were present at the time of the incident, Mangano said. 

Kintzing could not immediately be reached for comment Monday. 

His attorney, Jeffrey V. Puff of Woodbury, said Monday afternoon he believes the charge will ulitmately be resolved "favorably" for his client. 

"The charge is unfortunate," Puff said. "There were 15 guys playing basketball that night."

Puff declined further comment on the incident. 

The charge against Kintzing was transferred from the township's Municipal Court to Mantua's to avoid any potential conflict of interest since Kintzing is a public official in West Deptford. No hearing date has been set, a Mantua court official said Monday afternoon. 

If convicted of lewdness, Kintzing faces a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. 

Kintzing, a banker, has been a member of the Rowan University Foundation Board of Directors since 2008. 

He had a long career at The Bank (now known as Fulton Bank), ascending to chief executive officer in 2005, and later vice chairman and president of the New Jersey division of Fulton Bank. He retired from the bank in July 2011.

In August of that year, he was named market president of Mount Laurel-based Cornerstone Bank.

Kintzing's son, Hunter, ran unsuccessfully for a township committee seat as a Democrat in 2011. 

(Editor's note: This story was updated at 2:25 p.m. Nov. 19 with comments from Scott Kintzing's attorney and at 12:50 p.m. Nov. 20 with information about the security footage.)

 


theresa barnett November 21, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I don't care what classification of society you want to consider yourself, your old enough to know that was wrong,it came off like you were pilled out. What is man that he thinks so highly of his self ?Get over it.
scott November 21, 2012 at 08:12 PM
This is stupid. The guy gets done playing bball and changes his clothes. Not a crime.

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