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Superstorm Sandy Contractor Wanted in Ocean County is on the Run

TOMS RIVER - Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato is asking media outlets in a number of towns and states post the attached picture of Jamie Lynn Lawson, age 42, a Super Storm Sandy contractor wanted for fraudulent activity here in Ocean County.
Lawson has been a fugitive since Dec. 14, 2016.  He is currently under indictment for theft and money laundering related to 14 victims of contractor fraud totaling $480,000.  The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office will be superseding that indictment to include 34 victims totaling approximately $1.5 million.  Its alleged Lawson took money from the 34 homeowners in Ocean & Monmouth counties and then did either no work or less than contracted services on their homes. He allegedly used the money for vehicles and personal expenses.

Jamie Lynn Lawson is believed to have been in Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma, Missouri and Mississippi since December 2016:

Lawson moved to New Jersey shortly after Superstorm Sandy and made application to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs to be registered as a Home Improvement Contractor.  The State registered Lawson based upon his material misrepresentations on the application including his failure to disclose his prior criminal convictions.  Shortly thereafter, he began taking contracts to perform Sandy related renovations and new home construction.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted in cooperation with the Brick Police Department, Toms River Police Department, Ocean County Department of Consumer Affairs and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. Anyone with information regarding Lawson’s whereabouts is asked to contact Sergeant Mark Malinowski of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Economic Crime Unit at 732-929-2027 Ext.4032 or the U.S. Marshals Service by email at:  usms.wanted@usdoj.gov.

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