A 56-year-old Pennsylvania woman has been charged with stealing $29,000 in insurance money from a New Jersey widow who hired her to repair damage to her home caused by Superstorm Sandy, the attorney general said Thursday.
This week's federal findings of insuffcient management of the National Flood Insurance Write Your Own program by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prompts shore Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3) to renew his call for FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate's resignation.
Charges against five new individuals accused of filing for federal Superstorm relief under false pretenses brings the total in the New Jersey Attorney General's office to a half-hundred in the nearly two years since the first allegations were lodged.
Starting May 1, Sandy-surviving homeowners looking for help in New Jersey's Housing Recovery Centers (HRC) will have two fullly operating options, Freehold and Newark. Satellite offices will continue in Toms River and Atlantic City.
In the first two months since the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened offices in Sandy-damaged counties with fresh funding for low-interest Superstorm disaster loans, the agency has received in excess of 500 applications, and approved 139, for about $5,600,000.