Officials: Contractors Jeffrey Colmyer and Tiffany Cimino stole thousands from Sandy victims

Jeffrey Colmyer and Tiffany Cimino are accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Superstorm Sandy victims who paid them to work on their damaged homes.

Jeffrey Colmyer and Tiffany Cimino are accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Superstorm Sandy victims who paid them to work on their damaged homes. (10/12/16)

TRENTON - State authorities say an Ocean County couple and their home improvement companies stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from more than 20 victims who hired them to repair or rebuild their homes after Superstorm Sandy.

Jeffrey Colmyer and Tiffany Cimino, of Little Egg Harbor, were arrested Tuesday on numerous charges, including theft, money laundering and tax fraud. Charges also were filed against their companies, Rayne Construction Management Services and Colmyer & Sons Construction.

The attorney general's office says the victims paid the couple and their firms more than $1 million, mostly in Sandy relief funds. But authorities say the couple used much of the money to gamble and buy luxury items.

Bail for each suspect was set at $300,000. 

It wasn't known Wednesday if either one had retained an attorney.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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