Prosecutor: Brick contractor allegedly scammed Ocean County Sandy victims

     Authorities allege that Todd Erickson, 49, of Brick took over $75,000 from Superstorm Sandy victims in Ocean County and failed to perform the contracted work.

    Authorities allege that Todd Erickson, 49, of Brick took over $75,000 from Superstorm Sandy victims in Ocean County and failed to perform the contracted work.

    A Brick contractor was arrested for allegedly scamming numerous Superstorm Sandy victims in Ocean County, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office announced.

    Todd Erickson, 49, of Brick was charged with second degree theft, according to Al Della Fave, spokesman for the office. 

    Authorities allege that between October 2013 and May 2014, Erickson of T&G General Contractors took deposit monies from more than 10 individuals to elevate their homes in the aftermath of the superstorm.

    However, no work was performed for any of the contracted victims, Della Fave said.

    The total amount of money collected from homeowners in Lavallette, Manahawkin, Mantoloking, Seaside Heights, and Toms River exceeded $75,000, he added. 

    Erickson was arrested at his residence without incident on June 3 by Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crimes Unit investigators. He was released on $50,000 bail, no ten percent, set by the Honorable James Blaney, J.S.C.

    Anyone having information or who may have given money to Erickson for home improvement repairs that have not been performed should contact Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Detective James Conroy or Agent Steven Shadiack at (732) 929-2027.

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