Prosecutors: New Jersey man accused of stealing $39,000 in alleged headstone scam

Prosecutors say Jiolio Cincotti accepted payment from the victims but never delivered the headstones nor returned the money.

Lanette Espy

May 9, 2024, 1:12 PM

Updated 17 days ago

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A 71-year-old man is facing charges for multiple counts of theft by deception in Mays Landing for allegedly deceiving over 24 victims in the span of three years.
Atlantic County prosecutors say Jiolio “Joe” Cincotti posed as the owner of Atlantic Memorials, a business that makes and sells headstones. In each instance, the victims ordered a headstone for a deceased family member. Prosecutors say Cincotti accepted payment from the victims but never delivered the headstones nor returned the money.
According to authorities, Cincotti is accused of stealing $39,000 from more than two dozen victims who ordered a headstone but never got one. All of the known victims reported Cincotti to the Hamilton Township Police Department between Oct. 30, 2023 and Jan. 30, 2024, prosecutors say.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 609-909-7666.


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