Contractor stole $75K from Sandy victims, authorities say

Another home improvement contractor has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $75,000 from four home owners following Superstorm Sandy.

Darin Smith

Darin Smith, 45, of the Whiting section of Manchester, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree theft, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Friday.

Smith took money from homeowners in Long Beach Township, Ship Bottom, Tuckerton, and Toms River but never completed the promised repairs, authorities said.

Smith, the owner of Heritage Construction Enterprises Corporation, was indicted on Sept. 27.

Last week, a different contractor admitted …read more

Source: Ocean

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