On July 15, 2014 the Franklin Borough Police Department conducted a fraud investigation.
Business owners, from Tri State Pump and Septic of Franklin reported that they received checks which had insufficient funds. Complainants of the business reported that they received two separate checks from Daniel C. Conkling, 60, of Green Township for $2,997.61 in May of 2014. Business owners reported making multiple attempts to recover the funds over the last few months, however were unsuccessful.
Franklin Police Detectives conducted an investigation and made contact with, Daniel C. Conkling. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Mr. Conkling. He was charged with two separate counts of fraudulent checks. Mr. Conkling was charged and released pending a Court appearance in Sussex County Superior Court.