Mark E. Herrneckar, 51, of Toms River, faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
Herrneckar, who the Asbury Park Press reports is a licensed electrical contractor, was arrested in December by members of the Monmouth County Superstorm Sandy Fraud Task Force. He is currently free on $5,000 bail.
On Monday, a grand jury indicted Herrneckar on one count of third degree theft after he took $6,200 in December, 2013 for the delivery and installation of a home generator at a Rumson residence, but never delivered the generator and failed to return the money to the homeowner, according to Gramiccioni’s office.
The case is being prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Andrew S. Fried of the Office’s Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Bureau, who serves as coordinator of the Superstorm Sandy Fraud Task Force.
According to Gramiccioni’s office, the Superstorm Sandy Fraud Task Force continues to process and investigate all complaints related to the October, 2012, storm. Homeowners or citizens are urged to report complaints via the following:
- The Task Force webpage at www.SandyFraud.com
- Call the Task Force hotline at (855) SANDY 39.