Police warning: 2 men scammed NJ homeowner into paying $13,000

Police in Nutley are warning neighbors as they search for two men accused of scamming a homeowner into paying thousands of dollars.

News 12 Staff

Jul 8, 2021, 11:05 AM

Updated 1,018 days ago

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Police in Nutley are warning neighbors as they search for two men accused of scamming a homeowner into paying thousands of dollars.
The incident happened back on June 15.
According to police, two men knocked on a woman's door on Roosevelt Avenue, saying her brother sent them to fix the driveway and basement.
Police say the woman believed them and handed over $13,000 to start the work. The men took off in a sliver Dodge Ram pickup truck with the money and didn't fix anything.            
Detectives observed minor repairs to the basement and fresh tar on the driveway. They were able to identify at least one of the suspects as Andrew Cassidy, 25, of Plainsboro. He’s charged with theft by deception and has not yet been located. 
The identity of the other suspect is unknown at this time.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 973-284-4950.


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