BUILDER COPS PLEA IN UNION STREET FRAUD

UnionhousevillageThe theft occurred during the development of the Union Street Village condos on the former site of the Olde Union House restaurant, authorities alleged. (File photo. Click to enlarge)

A Middletown building contractor pleaded guilty to theft and agreed to repay the owners of the now-gone Olde Union House in Red Bank more than $1.4 million, the Asbury Park Press reports.

The plea by 55-year-old Timothy Hurst came one week before the scheduled start of his trial on theft by deception and other charges arising from his role in developing the Union Street Village condos on the former site of the restaurant, according to the Press.

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