Former Newington Town Employee Arrested

Police said he’s accused of theft and soliciting a kickback.

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    Robert Korpak, a former Newington town employee, has been arrested. He is accused of stealing from the town and trying to solicit a kickback.

    Newington police have arrested the former Director of Facilities Management for the town and said he is accused of stealing town property and trying to solicit a kickback from a town contractor.

    Newington Police arrested Robert Korpak, 60, of Newington, on Wednesday, according to a news release from police.

    He previously resigned from his position with the town.

    According to an online job posting, the director is responsible for renovations, major repairs and expansion of all town buildings and facilities, as well as overseeing maintanance and minor repairs, overseeing contracted work and participating the bid review process.

    Police said Korpak is accused of stealing materials the town of Newington had purchased and attempting to solicit a kickback from a town contractor. 

    Korpak was charged with larceny in the second degree, receiving kickbacks and criminal attempt to commit larceny in the second degree.

    He was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and is due in court on August 6.

    In May, the Hartford Courant reported that Korpak was the subject of an unspecified investigation. A woman at Korpak's home who answered the reporter's call at the time said he had no comment.

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