OCEAN COUNTY – A Barnegat resident has pled guilty for stealing almost half a million dollars from locals with his fake construction company.
Ocean County Prosecutor’s say 50-year-old George LaRosa has been sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison after pleading guilty to Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-9. LaRosa pled guilty to this charge on September 16, 2019. Honorable Michael T. Collins also arranged for LaRosa to reimburse his victims the total of $456,650.
LaRosa owned and operated GL Construction. After Superstorm Sandy, he contracted with 19 residents throughout multiple towns including Stafford Township, Lacey Township, Toms River Township, Long Beach Township, Ship Bottom, and Little Egg Harbor. The construction company was to repair the homes, but instead LaRosa used the money the homeowners paid him for personal use. He then closed his business and deserted the homeowners.