Alleged crooked contractor wanted by Ocean County Prosecutors
Ocean County Prosecutors have released a photo in hopes you can help them find a contractor wanted for taking money from clients and either putting it into his bank account or going on a spending spree.
56-year old Peter Rinaldi of Little Egg Harbor allegedly ran the scheme between July of 2014 and August of 2016 by taking money via checks from various forms for proposed construction projects at private residences.
Rinaldi has charged of second degree Theft by Deception and second degree Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received waiting for him.
When Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Economic Crimes Unit stopped by his home to serve him his complaint summons, he wasn't there.
Rinaldi, who operated under the company names of Donovan Mark Custom Builders, LLC and Mark Anthony Custom Builders, LLC, allegedly deposited the money into his bank account and a check cashing facility and also spent the money for his personal benefit and gain.
He took the money but didn't provide any materials, supplies and/or labor.
The total amount Rinaldi allegedly took is about $247,224.63 from 12 victims.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have contracted with Rinaldi for work not completed can call Ocean County Prosecutor Economic Crimes Detective James Conroy at 732-814-1697.
Anyone with information regarding Rinaldi's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Conroy, their local police or the US Marshals Service by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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