Guilty Plea In Plan To Burn Boat For Insurance Fraud

Bruce Roslin (Photo courtesy Ocean County Authorities)

OCEAN COUNTY – A man who damaged a Tuckerton marina and other boats has entered a guilty plea.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office announced that Bruce Roslin entered a guilty plea April 12 for the charge of second-degree conspiracy to commit theft by deception.

Roslin faces a possible sentence of up to 10 years in state prison.

A state police investigation led to 18 counts against Roslin, including arson, insurance fraud and other crimes related to a 2009 fire that destroyed his boat, a Tuckerton marina and several other boats.

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Roslin admitted that he and a coconspirator damaged his boat to defraud his insurance company of $75,000. Roslin agreed to pay his codefendant John Dockery to set Roslin’s 26-foot 2007 ProKat boat on fire.

Previously, Dockery and another co-defendant entered pleas of guilty for their involvement in the arson.