4 more charged with Sandy fraud

Date Published: 
December 11, 2017
News Type: 
News
Program Area(s): 
Disaster

(Source: whyy.org) New Jersey authorities charged criminally this week four more people with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy, state law enforcement officials announced.

State authorities have charged 104 people for allegedly engaging in this type of fraud since March 2014.

“It’s despicable that over 100 people saw fit to resort to fraud in the face of a historic disaster, allegedly stealing funds intended for those who were hardest hit,” said Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino. “At the same time, we’re heartened by the many who stepped up to help others and we’re proud of our historic collaborative efforts to fight fraud, which have recovered millions of dollars and sent an unmistakable message that those who commit this type of fraud will face serious criminal charges.”...