Preliminary hearings for former Camden Town Manager James Plumley and Smyrna contractor Mark Moore are scheduled for Friday morning in the Delaware Court of Common Pleas in Dover. The pair is charged in a scheme police say defrauded the town of Camden of more than $100,000.


Preliminary hearings for former Camden Town Manager James Plumley and Smyrna contractor Mark Moore are scheduled for Friday morning in the Delaware Court of Common Pleas in Dover. The pair is charged in a scheme police say defrauded the town of Camden of more than $120,000.

Plumley and Moore were arrested Thursday for fraudulently charging the town of Camden for repairs that never took place, the Camden Police Department said.

Formal charges against both men were filed on Monday, according to the Court of Common Pleas at the Kent County Courthouse in Dover.

Camden police arrested Plumley, 60, of Camden, and charged him with two felonies – theft and second-degree conspiracy – and two misdemeanors – official misconduct and profiteering.

Officers also arrested Moore, 45, of Smyrna, for theft and conspiracy in the second degree, both felonies. He is listed as the principal of Building Exterior Services LLC.

Both were arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 in Rehoboth Beach via video, Melvin said. Moore was released on a $27,500 unsecured bond. Plumley was released on a $27,000 unsecured bond.

When police showed Moore false invoices, he said Plumley had created them along with bids, proposals and explanations of work, according to documents filed in court by Camden Police Det. James C. Wood.

Plumley served as both town manager and chief financial officer.

The preliminary hearings are expected to begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Court of Common Pleas in Dover.