From EAG News:

OCEAN CITY, N.J. – A longtime New Jersey vice principal who resigned abruptly last month amid a criminal investigation now faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly snooping through the superintendent’s emails.

Police charged former Ocean City High School vice principal and athletic director Christine Lentz, 53, with official misconduct and computer criminal activity last week after a month-long investigation by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, the Cape May County Herald reports.

That investigation allegedly revealed that Lentz “did access the private school email files of Superintendent Kathleen Taylor … for the purpose of obtaining confidential documents from said file to gain a benefit in ongoing school contractual negotiations,” according to court records obtained by the Press of Atlantic City through a public information request.

Prosecutor Robert Taylor would not discuss the case with the media, citing an ongoing investigation. It’s unclear whether Lentz was an official with the local teacher’s union, or other collective bargaining unit. It’s also unclear how she allegedly accessed the superintendent’s emails.

A September 2014 article on describes last year’s contract settlement between the school district and the Ocean City Education Association, including the “continuation of the … revision and restructuring of the compensation structure and the methodology used to set the stipend amounts for the district’s athletic coaches and advisors for the district’s clubs and activities.”

Lentz worked as an employee of Ocean City schools for 30 years, and as the athletic director…

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