A Toms River 51-year-old associated with an apparently defunct advertising firm is accused of taking a three-thousand-dollar deposit for services never performed and handing the victim a worthless check as a refund.

Richard Ciullo (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

Richard Michael Ciullo of Just Results LLC is charged with theft by deception and passing bad checks, according to information from the office of Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato.

Members of the Economic Crimes Unit were alerted in May by the customer. Ciullo was arrested without incident this morning at his home on Sun Valley Road, authorities said.

A Better Business Bureau listing for Just Results carries a Seaside Heights address and a warning that the firm is believed to be out of business.

Investigators seek contact with anyone else who suspects being victimized by Ciullo. Detective Brad Frank can be reached at 732-292-2027, extension 3689, or at the Ocean County Prosecutor's Facebook page.