Fire Union County Man Charged With Fraudulently Taking Superstorm Sandy Funds: AG

DATE PUBLISHED: 

March 24, 2017

NEWS TYPE: 

News

PROGRAM AREA(S): 

Disaster

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Patch NJ (link is external)

(Source: patch.com) ELIZABETH, NJ — A Union County man is among five more people to be charged criminally Thursday with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced.

James Fomuke, 58, of Elizabeth was among those arrested. He allegedly filed fraudulent applications following Superstorm Sandy for FEMA assistance and a state grant under the Homeowner Resettlement Program (RSP).

As a result, he received $41,900 in relief funds. Fomuke allegedly falsely claimed in his applications that a home he owns on South Burgee Drive in Little Egg Harbor, which was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, was his primary residence when Sandy struck…

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