Public records found in a county dump led to the indictments of three former mayors and four other ex-officials on charges they stole more than $2 million in township funds.

The 53-count indictment against the former Manchester Township officials charges them with conspiring to siphon off at least $2.25 million from 1983 to June 1990, when a new administration came in. The indictment was returned Tuesday and unsealed Thursday.Ocean County Prosecutor James Holzapfel said he believes even more was stolen.