POINT PLEASANT – A Manchester man has been issued an arrest warrant for theft in an excess of $120,000 in unnecessary work done by paving companies taking advantage of local seniors, according to police.
Nicholas Stanko Jr., 43, was charged with 3rd degree Theft by Deception and 3rd degree Conspiracy. A continuing investigation into the matter has found that Stanko is associated with four different paving companies allegedly performing unnecessary work, including Done Right Paving, Jimmy the Paver, All State Paving & Masonry, and Frankie’s Paving.
“This is a continuing investigation as we identify other suspects involved in this case and attempt to identify other victims,” reported Point Pleasant Police.
Police urge anyone with information to contact Detective Scalabrini at 732-892-0060 and remind residents to be aware of contracted work.
“While most contractors are honest, hardworking professionals, a few bad apples can spoil it for everyone,” police stated. “These jobs typically will start with a small project that is completed followed by numerous return visits for various other jobs that are either unnecessary or not completed.”
Contracted work requires registration through the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and door to door solicitation for work requires a permit issued by the Borough of Point Pleasant.
Police request that residents ask for proper documentation before allowing work to be performed.