A Mays Landing man has been charged with several counts of theft by deception for allegedly deceiving over two dozen victims out of headstones for deceased relatives.

Joe Cincotti of Mays Landing, NJ, Charged

According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, 71-year-old Jiolio "Joe" Cincotti represented himself as the owner of Atlantic Memorials in Mays Landing and made and sold headstones.

When at least two dozen people ordered headstones for a deceased family member, Cincotti allegedly accepted payment but never delivered the headstones nor returned the money.

All of the known victims reported Cincotti to the Hamilton Township Police Department between last October and this past January.

Hamilton Township Police Department - Photo: Chris Coleman
Hamilton Township Police Department - Photo: Chris Coleman

Officials say the aggregate amount of the alleged theft is approximately $39,000.

Were You a Victim?

Anyone with information about this incident or other crimes can contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office's Major Crime Unit at (609) 909-7666.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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