Man charged with $75K scam over gym equipment, military club membership

CAPE MAY COUNTY — A 51-year-old man who tricked a victim into believing he entered a contract for gym equipment and memberships with a military organization stole more than $75,000 in the scam, authorities said.

Thomas Marchetti 

Thomas Marchetti Jr., of Stone Harbor, also used “physical restraint” on at least one occasion to get more money from the victim, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Tuesday. No contract ever existed, officials said.

Marchetti was charged Friday with theft, extortion and burglary. 

The scheme ran for a year beginning in January …read more

Source: Cape May

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