Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cops: Scammer Fleeced $75K+ From NJ Couple With False Home Mortgage Refinancing Promises

In New Brinswick, New Jersey, myCentralJersey.com reports:
  • A Florida man is facing theft by deception and money laundering charges in connection with allegedly stealing more than $75,000 from a Sayreville couple.

    Robert Perniola, 58, a former Manalapan resident who now lives in Pompano Beach, Florida, turned himself in to authorities around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday [August 16] at the Middlesex County Court House, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

    Perniola was charged following an investigation by Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office Detective Kevin Schroeck.

    According to officials, between Jan. 13, 2012 and Feb. 28, 2014, Perniola allegedly obtained funds of more than $75,000 from a Sayreville couple by falsely offering to help them refinance their mortgage. Perniola allegedly moved around the money sent to him to different accounts or used it to make personal purchases.