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Neptune Man Found Guilty in Superstorm Sandy Bad Check Writing Scam

October 30, 2018

FREEHOLD, NJ — A Neptune Township man has been found guilty of writing nearly $3,000 in bad checks for Sears merchandise he purchased shortly after Superstorm Sandy for his alleged damaged home, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

John C. Vanness, 57, of Riverside Drive was convicted on October 27 of multiple counts of theft by deception and writing bad checks in ...

Closed Belmar Bar Settles Suit for $1.5 Million with Family of Woman Killed in Drunken Driving Crash

HOWELL, NJ — The owner of a now-closed Belmar bar will pay $1.5 million to the family of a woman killed in a drunken driving accident more than four years ago.

A settlement was recently reached between the estate of Tiffany Soto, 26, of Howell and 8th Avenue Ventures, the corporate entity of Connolly Station restaurant and tavern, the New Jersey Law Journal reported on October ...

Plainfield Man Pleads Guilty to Posting Online Threats against Congressman Smith

FREEHOLD, NJ — A 43-year old Plainfield man has admitted to posting threatening messages online against U.S. Congressman Chris Smith, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

DeReal Finklin pleaded guilty on October 19 to one count of fourth-degree cyberharassment before Superior Court Judge Richard W. English on Friday, October 19. Finklin made comments on his ...

Former Lake Como Man Admits Guilt to Sexting with Undercover Cop Posing as 11-Year-Old Girl

FREEHOLD, NJ — A former Lake Como man admitted yesterday to sending sexually explicit text messages to an undercover police officer who he believed was an 11-year old girl, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Michael Camacho, 55, on October 22 pleaded guilty to second- and third-degree charges of endangering the welfare of a child before Superior Court ...

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino to Spend 8 Months in Prison for Admitting to Tax Evasion

NEWARK, NJ — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of reality television’s “Jersey Shore” has been sentenced to eight months in prison for violating federal tax laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.

Sorrentino also was ordered today, October 5 by U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to serve two years of supervised ...

Former Manasquan HS Band Director Pleads Guilty to Stealing $2,300 from Band Account

FREEHOLD, NJ — Alan Abraham of Belmar, former director of the Manasquan High School band, has admitted to stealing some $2,300 in band funds for his personal use between 2015 to 2016, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Abraham, 60, pled guilty on September 24 to one count of third-degree theft by unlawful taking before Superior Court Judge Vincent N.

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