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2 more homeowners accused of Sandy fraud

Local News | May 14, 2014

2 more homeowners accused of Sandy fraud

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two more New Jersey residents face allegations of filing fraudulent applications for Superstorm Sandy aid.

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says 53-year-old Carol Suto of Clifton and 56-year-old Debra Weigman of Berkeley Township both claimed that storm-damaged homes were their primary residences, which would make them eligible for relief money.

Suto received $31,900 in federal grants, including $2,270 in rental assistance and $29,630 for home repairs. Weigman got $13,373 in federal funds, including $5,553 for personal property damage and $7,820 for rental assistance

Telephone numbers for the women could not be located Tuesday, and it was not known if either has retained a lawyer. Both could face more than six years in prison if convicted.

Eight homeowners overall have now been charged by the state with similar fraud since March.