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Contractor Charged After Failing to Make Good on $92K In Repairs to Sandy-Damaged Home

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

A contractor has been charged with theft after he allegedly took $92,000 from a victim of Superstorm Sandy and did not complete the work he promised.

Greg Montgomery, 36, of GS Construction and Property Maintenance was charged last week with second degree theft by failure to make required disposition, following an investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office’s Financial Crimes Unit, Prosecutor Joseph Coronato announced in a statement Wednesday.

Detectives from the prosecutor’s office investigated the alleged theft after correspondence was received from a victim of GS Construction, whose office is located in Barnegat, accusing Montgomery of having received approximately $92,000 of the victim’s money to lift and renovate a Bayville home in October 2013 and April 2014, butfailing to complete the agreed-upon work.

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Montgomery was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River in lieu of $35,000 bail, prosecutors said.

Any Ocean County resident who has contracted GS Construction and Property Maintenance for construction that was never completed is being urged to contact Detective Brad Frank of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit at 732-929-2027.

A photo of Montgomery was not available.

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