Police recently arrested a Guttenberg, New Jersey man accused of scamming a Roxbury Township, NJ woman out of more than $31K for roofing work that was never performed.
The suspect is a 42-year-old man from Guttenberg in Hudson County, NJ. According to authorities, the suspect convinced the 78-year-old victim that she needed him to fix her roof.
The suspect allegedly got $31,500 in cash from the victim over a period of one week. When the victim realized that the suspect had not done any work on her home, she notified Roxbury police.
The suspect eventually returned to the residence, prompting the woman to dial 911. Police officers soon arrived at the scene and placed the suspect under arrest.
The suspect now faces several criminal charges, including charges for theft by deception, obstruction of administration of law, and resisting arrest.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Accused of Scamming 78-Year-Old Woman Out of $31.5K Over Fake Roof Repairs.”