Ocean County Authorities Searching For Fraudulent Superstorm Sandy Contractor
Sadly, almost five years after Superstorm Sandy plowed across the Garden State some residents are still dealing with the storm's aftermath. Even worse are the fraudsters and criminals who took advantage of the situation.
The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is searching for 42-year-old Jamie Lynn Lawson, a Superstorm Sandy contractor wanted for fraudulent activity who has been on the run since this past December.
In a press release, authorities said, "Lawson is currently under indictment for theft and money laundering related to 14 victims of contractor fraud totaling $480,000. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office will be superseding that indictment to include 34 victims totaling approximately $1.5 million. Its alleged Lawson took money from the thirty-four homeowners in Ocean and Monmouth Counties and then did either no work or less than contracted services on their homes. He allegedly used the money for vehicles and personal expenses."
Since December, authorities believe Lawson has been in nine different states, from Texas and Oklahoma to the Carolinas.
Anyone with information regarding Lawson’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Economic Crime Unit at 732-929-2027 x4032 or the U.S. Marshals Service.