New Jersey State Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) commended New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs for taking legal action against two contractorsaccused of fraud against Sandy-impacted homeowners.
The complaints were filed separately in Superior Courts in Monmouth and Ocean counties alleging that CRA and TMB took money from consumers, including RREM funding, for construction on Sandy-damaged homes and failed to begin or complete projects.
“We have received numerous fraud complaints from home owners but I believe TMB and CRA are some of the most egregious cases. These companies defrauded dozens of Sandy homeowners by failing to finish projects and performing shoddy work. Families have come to me with horror stories about their foundations cracking and houses being left totally uninhabitable and open to the elements for months. Contractors preying on Sandy homeowners like this should be prosecuted, and I am glad the Attorney General continues to hold them accountable,” Beck added.
In 2015, Beck introduced the “Superstorm Sandy Homeowner’s Protection Act,” S-532, which expands the Consumer Fraud Act and provides more recourse for Sandy survivors. She has requested the bill be posted for a vote on six separate occasions, in addition to countless telephone, email, and personal requests.
“There are still hundreds of homeowners who have dealt with predatory contractors that need our help,” Beck concluded. “I continue to personally advocate for Sandy survivors and call on my Senate colleagues to put my Sandy Homeowner’s Protection Act up for a vote as soon as possible.”