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 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.)

Francis Dams November 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Wow! So many comments on one article and they run the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous. It does, however, give you insight as to how people think. simply amazing
WifeofaCop November 21, 2012 at 02:17 PM
OK, first off.... if you knew Scott, you would know he is the furthest thing from a crook or a fraud! he was getting changed, END OF STORY! maybe it was a bad decision to get changed out of the car, but everyone makes mistakes! Itll all be cleared up in court.
WifeofaCop November 21, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I, actually, cannot believe your comment. very clueless and very judgemental. the man was getting changed after the mens basketball game. the brownies were gone...there were NO children there.... and yes, maybe he shouldve gotten changed in the car.. it was a bad decision... WHICH WE ALL MAKE BAD DECISIONS DAILY~ some have harsher consequences than others. it is a shame that this happened to such a great, upstanding, hard working man in the community... not to mention a giving man in our community!!!!!!! Hope since you are so worried about your children (which btw, i have 3 young girls) you are not teaching them to jump to conclusions nor be judgemental. some people just like to stir the pot and create bigger problems for others. happy wednesday!!!!
WifeofaCop November 21, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I totally agree Greg! What a shame that something stupid but innocent happened to Scott! the truth always wins out in the end though!
WifeofaCop November 21, 2012 at 02:36 PM
There are degrees of Lewdness. the least being NO sexually intent. I would certainly think that making a bad choice of where to get changed does NOT constitute an action that is deserving of all these vindictive comments... mostly because he is a prominent person in our community. Obviously the people that are saying all of these ridiculously negative remarks about him, honestly DO NOT know the wonderful GOD loving man he is! The truth ALWALYS wins out... and is certainly will here as well!!! Remember that Jesus was crucified BUT rose again!!!!! happy Wednesday ya'll!
skinny dipper November 21, 2012 at 06:42 PM
When someone confronts you of the opposite sex and all you have on is a smile thats considered being in a lewd position. there is proof on a video which i'm sure will be destroyed by court day because he will find someway or pay someone to lessen the charge to inexplicable nudity. if by chance he loses his job there looking for a lifeguard this summer at Sandy Beach.
This is Silly November 21, 2012 at 07:04 PM
So.... we have two opinions. Only the assumotion that Security camera's AND the Custodian's character and integrity prove without a doubt establish that Mr. Kintzing did in fact fully undress. They are basically - 1. It is NOT OK to fully undress in public, (including school grounds), and 2. It IS OK to fully undress in public, including school grounds, (but with the caveat that as long as employees and private citizens, including CHILDREN aren't around). If opinion #2 is affirmed, it then begs the question: What are society's controls, (steps to protect the public, including school children), should a person undress HIM or HERSELF in public (your front lawn), and/or on Public Properties, (including school grounds)?
Karl Kinkler November 21, 2012 at 11:03 PM
For people to resort to name calling do not know his character. He made a mistake. But it is something I know others have done because they don't want to sweat all over their upholstery. The law has to prove that it was likely someone would have seen him, regardless of where it happened.
Duchess November 21, 2012 at 11:20 PM
So Mr Kinkler are you are telling me it's quite normal for guys to strip down naked a walk around outside a elementary school ?? I do not think that is normal and many, many, many people in WD are very upset about this so called family man. I cannot believe anyone in their right mind would do something like this, it's totally disgusting and please do not try and defend him and tell me and the people of this town that it's a normal thing to do.
Francis Dams November 22, 2012 at 12:28 AM
The privileged class do not feel they have to abide by the same rules And standards of behavior as the regular folks. They have a sense of entitlement to simply do as they please because they know they can without impunity most of the time. It will be interesting to see what now this case develops and the final results.
Ed Hughes November 23, 2012 at 04:26 PM
I guess he is the first West Deptford resisdent to make a mistake...he got caught getting changed after playing basketball at a grammer school...thats it ! Knowing Scott for 50 years I can assume that he was on his way to a meeting after that game...maybe the United Way, the Touchdown Club, or one of the many causes he works with. OK, its even on tape that he made a mistake but this childess name calling by those holier than thou...give me a break. Should he be fined, that is up to the judge ( althought there appears to be a lot of judges on this gossip site )...should he be given community service......he's been giving to the community his entire life !
Dirk Digler The Second November 28, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Why am I not surprised
Jamie Gordon November 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM
A man's character is his character...there is no way scott is guilty...
Dirk Digler The Second November 30, 2012 at 02:31 AM
When one looks up the word flirt in Websters there is Scott's picture.
Kristi Simpkins December 01, 2012 at 06:15 AM
Jamie, What he did has nothing to do w/ a person's character. It's all about choices & decisions ppl make. As for Scott being guilty he was caught on camera w/ limited clothing on, changing OUTSIDE of an Elementary School. Why? That would him or anyone else guilty of that charge. End of story. He made a VERY poor choice to do what he did. There's nothing that anyone can say to defend or justify his actions, in order to make any of this look better than it does. This already looks bad enough & is bad enough. He made a choice & that poor choice got him in trouble. Instead of ppl defending him, ppl should just except this for what it is. Defending him & his actions only make this story become worse.
Occupant December 01, 2012 at 01:20 PM
He was "N A K E D" .... End of story.
Duchess December 01, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Very well said Kristi. Also I believe he was walking around naked not just changing his clothes. There isn't anything anyone can say to defend this man, he was in the WRONG. Please do not tell me what a great man he is and what he has contributed to our community over the years, that is BS and a lot of it. Nobody in their right mind would walk around naked in a Elementary School knowing full well that the school is often in use for after school activities, does this man think he above the law, I think so and I am sure with all his "pals" he will get just a slap wrist and be told he's a naughty boy. Must be nice to have friends in high places.
Joe December 02, 2012 at 03:12 AM
So getting changed is performing an act of lewdness? Im sure he had no intention of anyone seeing him. If he was changing in hopes that someone would see him that is a different story. Bad judgement wrong timing. I guess no one else that has a comment on this has ever had that right? Thats right west deptford is all full of perfect people duhhhh
Garth Books December 02, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Duchess, if you had a long list of accomplishments and record of giving back that Scott has, maybe you could have friends in high places too. Instead you and your cronies use this sight to slander people. Guess you like having friends in low places.
Kristi Simpkins December 02, 2012 at 07:39 AM
Garth, His record of giving back, what he has done, or what he has accomplished in his life, doesn't seem look very good now. How can it? One bad choice by him has now tarnished everything good he has done. That's the saddest part about his story. How will ppl now look @ him? Especially after all of this. Most ppl I would assume are only going to remember this bad thing. Not all the good things he has done. It's a shame too. Because all of this could've been easily prevented.
Kristi Simpkins December 02, 2012 at 07:48 AM
Joe, It is an act of lewdness if someone decides to change their clothing outside of an Elementary School. Plus he may not have intended to be seen. However he was & he was also caught by a security camera. So that's why he shouldn't have done what he did. Also this is not about people being perfect. No one is perfect. This is just about people having & using some common sense. It's about knowing what ppl should do privately & not do outside in public.
Duchess December 02, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Mr Books, what about the long line of times he has screwed over many residents, I can tell you he may be your friends but he is not a very liked man with a lot of people in the community. There are very many businessmen that would not deal with The Bank and will now not deal with Cornerstone because of this man, so please do not tell me what a wonderful man he is. He thinks he is above the law and as I said before with his "pals" behind him and all they stand for he will probably get away with this. He was seen at an event the other day and was parading around like he had done no wrong and with not a care in the world, I can tell you there were a lot of people there that were quite disgusted that he thinks this is all a big joke, not a very liked man I can tell you.
WifeofaCop December 02, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Duchess. GET A LIFE, PLEASE! Every person on this Gods green earth is unliked by someone (you especially) there are SO many situations that could happen like this. It just is a shame that it happened to someone in the spot light bc town losers that sit home and contribute nothing to society feel as though our town/community representatives should be PERFECT! Well no one is but the BIG man upstairs so analyze yourself PLEASE and take ownership for all the wrong stupid things you've done! You are straight up ANNNNNOYING! And honestly, I'm sure there is a LAUNDRY list of people that don't like you, who are just waiting for you to do something stupid so we can OVER analyze you! Uggggh.
Duchess December 02, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Wow, WifeofaCop someone has really pissed you off. No lady I would be upset if this person was known or not. My kids go to that school and attend after school activities there, I do not want them walking into a naked old man when they leave the premises, I couldn't care less if it was the President of the US or the local homeless guy the fact of the matter is he screwed up big time and I am fed of people coming onto this forum and telling me what a great guy this man is and his just made a little mistake, no he didn't, how many times has he done this before thats what I would like to know. And you really need to take a chill pill lady and calm down.
WifeofaCop December 03, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Yes, Duchess.. Someone has pissed me off and it was you & your unneeded comments. If your children were present at 7:30pm in the dark parking lot, after a men's basketball game, then I'd say you'd be failing as a parent! and let me inform ya on something..... IF a homeless man was getting changed under the bridge & was seen by ANYONE, not a thing would happen nor would any charge be brought onto that "poor soul" who has no home! But again, Scott, who bc he is well educated and well known (for so MANY POSITIVE REASONS) should be in a differnet category! It's hilarious how much you are on this forum, you really should indulge yourself on your young children's lives instead of trying to ruin someone else's. First at home lesson you could teach your kids tomorrow after school should be... Never get changed next to your car bc hundreds of people that dont know you will bash your name ALL over the Internet! Happy Sunday dear!
Garth Books December 03, 2012 at 04:16 AM
This message is for Ms. Simpkins, Duchess, Dirk, Francis Dams...My guestimate is that the four of you are very simple minded people who want so desperately to get back at the Democrats for all of their years in power by seizing on a mistake by a very popular person to delight in pretending this is their downfall...and relishing every second of trying to capitalize on it for perhaps more power of your own in the community. Oh, so to a few he is not popular. I guarantee that from the stupid things you say and write...he could care less if you aren't a fan or a friend. I can probably bet though if you saw him tomorrow you would smile and say a hello and when he passes, stab him in the back in the same way you do when you write this high school like crap. As I hinted at before... if we make a line for each of you for former classmates, both college and highschool, former coaches and teachers, friends in the community, coworkers, fellow parishners, organization members, well known county wide humanitarians...oh and Scott Kintzing got to head one of those lines...I can guarantee all of you together would not have a line of people that will have Scott's back and attest to his good character. I wonder if any of you have ever left West Deptford...as you sound downright stupid. Sweet Dreams you little Devils you.
Duchess December 03, 2012 at 12:39 PM
I think you will find he was doing a bit more than just getting changed next to his car, Wifeofacop. The truth hurts lady, plain and simple. I hope you have a great week! Oh and stay away from Oakview School, there are some very strange people lurking around there!
WifeofaCop December 03, 2012 at 02:47 PM
The truth does hurt Duchess, and let's face it... You are very judgmental, uneducated and someone who LOVES to stir the pot... Probably with little friends! I know, i did hear hear there are weird people at Oakview school, right around 3 pm when you are there picking up your kids. If love to know what Scott did that you are oh so angry about. And news flash..... YOU will be surprised when the video is shown and you see him, next to HIS car, take off sweaty clothes and put on nice clothes To go onto his next charity meeting, The Touchdown Club.... GET A LIFE LADY! #duchesslovesdrama
Duchess December 03, 2012 at 03:23 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get over it lady, what is your problem??????? You are one bitter and twisted character and you are getting really boring now, please go away. Oh and there is a very long list from many, many people of reasons why they are angry with Scott and how he has let them down, but as I said before you are getting very dull and boring and I don't have the time, inclination or patience.
Lauren Burgoon December 03, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Now we're just spinning wheels here in the comments. They're shut down. Any additional stories on this subject will have open comments sections.


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