Thursday, January 31, 2013
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, Division of Consumer Affairs launch database of vehicles damaged by the storm.
More than 50 Porsches, five Rolls Royces and three Ferraris are among the thousands of flood-damaged and salvaged vehicles collected in a new database in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and Division of Consumer Affairs has announced a partnership designed to help the public determine whether they are unknowingly purchasing a vehicle damaged by the storm. According to a release from the Attorney General's Office, there was a 6,000 percent spike in flood-damaged and salvage vehicle titles throughout the past three months, following the storm. According to state law, if a vehicle has suffered such damage that it is not practical to repair or it has been declared a loss by the insurer, the owner of …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Two Newark women formally charged with third degree conspiracy after allegedly taking picture of elderly patient's genitalia, posting to Facebook
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A nursing home worker and her friend accused of posting a Facebook photo of an elderly patient's genitalia were indicted Monday, the Attorney General's office announced. Helien Williams, 26, a certified nursing assistant at CareOne at Livingston, and Michele Walker, 22, both of Newark, were formally charged with third degree conspiracy in a state grand jury indictment. Williams was also charged with two counts of third degree invasion of privacy, while Walker was hit with one count of third degree invasion of privacy. Williams is accused of taking a photo of the patient's genitalia in January 2012 and sending it to Walker, who posted the picture on her Facebook page. Williams was fired from her position at CareOne at Livingston, an …
Friday, March 9, 2012
N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs holds free program to increase senior fraud awareness.
It’s okay to be rude and hang up on suspicious callers, area seniors were told at a consumer information event aimed to protect them from fraud. About 100 seniors attended a program sponsored by the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs held at the Caldwell Community Center in Caldwell Thursday morning. The division's new "FedUp Handbook"—a 58-page pamphlet on senior fraud and protection—was distributed for the first time at the free event. N.J. Attorney General Jeff Chiesa said the handbook was first created in 2008 and was recently updated because con artists are continuously developing new ways to scam seniors. Chiesa shared the “grandparent scam” as an example of a new tactic being used to trick seniors into parting with their money. With …