BARNEGAT MAN CHARGED WITH USING HIS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY TO DEFRAUD SUPER STORM SANDY VICTIMS OUT OF MORE THAN $75,000
Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the arrest of an area contractor charging him with defrauding victims of super storm Sandy. Greg Montgomery, 36, of Barnegat and owner of GS Construction and Property Maintenance was charged last week with 2nd Degree Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition, pursuant to an investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office-Financial Crimes Unit.
Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office investigated the alleged theft after correspondence was received from a victim of GS Construction. Montgomery is alleged to have received approximately $92,000 of the victim’s money to lift and renovate a Bayville home in October of 2013 and April of 2014, but failed to complete the agreed upon work.
Montgomery was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River in lieu of $35,000 bail. Any Ocean County resident who has contracted GS Construction and Property Maintenance for construction that was never completed should contact Detective Brad Frank of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit at (732) 929-2027.
A photograph of the arrested individual is available on the Ocean County Jail’s web site. The media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are accusations. Each person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in court.
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