N.J. Contractor Pleads Guilty to Providing False Insurance Certificate

January 9, 2014
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A southern New Jersey man has admitted he provided a false insurance certificate and worked as an unregistered contractor following Superstorm Sandy, even after authorities revoked his registration

Monmouth County prosecutors say Shane Wood of Toms River, also known as Shaine Wood, pleaded guilty on Monday. They will recommend that he receive a 364-day county jail term and a probation term when he’s sentenced on Feb. 21.

The 49-year-old Wood was arrested in July after an investigation by the Superstorm Sandy Fraud Task Force.

The probe revealed Wood sub-contracted to perform roof repair work at a Monmouth Beach site in late January. When the general contractor requested a certificate of liability insurance, Wood allegedly sent a false document.

 

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  • January 14, 2014 at 9:48 am
    Jennifer Bjorkman says:
    To Sue Me Too....Yes the government USED to give SSI out like candy. Now for those of us who really need it...we can't get it.
  • January 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm
    Huh! says:
    But was his work any good? Breaking the law is never good, but if his work is good, I hope the courts are merciful and he lands a decent job.
  • January 9, 2014 at 2:53 pm
    Sue Me Too says:
    Whoops! My comment above was posted to the wrong article - please remove.
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