EDISON - Two New Jersey men who scammed people who wanted to help the families of World Trade Center victims are being punished for their crimes.

Thomas Scalgione, 42, and Mark Niemczyk, 67, operators of the bogus "9/11 Truck," have pleaded guilty to theft.

Both admit to collecting donations but never passing them on to the victims' families.

Scalgione was sentenced to six months in jail plus one year probation. Niemczyk was given a year probation, but no jail time because of health problems.