Indictment: Jersey Shore contractor scammed elderly man out of $173k

    Image courtesy of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

    Image courtesy of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

    A Jersey Shore contractor swindled two homeowners, including an elderly man, seeking to recover from Superstorm Sandy, authorities said.

    Ralph Triboletti III, the 50-year-old owner of Trimor Construction LLC, was indicted Tuesday for one count of second-degree theft by failure to make required disposition, one count of third degree failure to make required disposition, and one count of fourth degree unregistered home improvement contracting, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced.

    Triboletti was released on $20,000 bail.

    The indictment alleges that the former Somers Point councilman took money from two homeowners in Tuckerton and never completed the contracted work. 

    An elderly man was scammed out of about $173,000 for building materials for a new home that were never delivered and labor that was never performed, the indictment states.

    Another homeowner lost about $21,000 for a home elevation project that was never completed. 

    Anyone who believes they have been a fraud victim should contact Det. Lindsay Llauget of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Unit at 732-929-2027 x3462.

    Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced that on Tuesday (12/20) the Ocean County Grand Jury indicted Ralph Triboletti III, 50 yoa, owner of Trimor Construction, L.L.C. for the commission of Sandy Fraud.  Its alleged Triboletti took money from two homeowners in Borough of Tuckerton to do work on their homes that he never completed.  Triboletti has been released on $20,000 bail set by Superior Court Judge James Blaney, J.S.C. to answer the charges on a future date.

    The two events outlined in the Indictment allege that one elderly victim was scammed out of approximately $173,000 for building materials on his new home that were never delivered and for labor that was never performed.  It alleges further that Triboletti scammed another homeowner out of about $21,000 for a home elevation project that he never completed.

    The specific counts of the Indictment include one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition – Second Degree (more than $75,000), one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition – Third Degree (more $500 and less than $75,000) and one count of Unregistered Home Improvement Contracting – Fourth Degree.

    The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted in cooperation with the Tuckerton Borough Police Department and Ocean County Department of Consumer Affairs.  Anyone who has not already reported a theft and believes that they have been defrauded by Ralph Triboletti III or Trimor Construction, LLC should contact Detective Lindsay Llauget of the Economic Crime Unit of Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 929-2027 x 3462.

     

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