OCEAN COUNTY – Thirty-eight year old Robert Perrini of Manahawkin was recently sentenced to 180 days in the Ocean County Jail as a condition of five years of probation for theft, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato.
Perrini, of Perrini and Sons Fences, plead guilty to counts of theft on Friday, Jan. 29 before Judge Michael Collins.
An investigation found that Perrini has previously contracted numerous individuals for the purchase and installation of a fence from his company, for which he took the deposit and did not complete the work. Each customer was given a contract and an estimated completion time for their individual project, and once the deposit was given, Perrini took the money and left the job unfinished. He did not refund any of the money.
Five customers had filed complaints against Perrini for his actions. It was even found that Perrini was working without valid registration as well.
The investigation was conducted by Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crimes Unit Det. Stephen Shadiack, Jr. and prosecuted by OCPO Senior Assistant Prosecutor William Scharfenberg.