Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Tracy M. Thompson announced that a Mercer County man was charged Wednesday with receiving stolen checks and allegedly using a corporate bank account to receive the stolen funds.
According to officials, Wayne Bessant, 40, of Hamilton, was indicted on receiving stolen property and misconduct by a corporate official.
Officials stated that between August 9, 2019, and September 16, 2019, Bessant allegedly received twenty-three stolen checks.
According to officials, Bessant was also charged with misconduct by a corporate official for allegedly using the company, New Tech Restoration LLC, to receive more than $75,000 in stolen funds.
Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Thompson noted that many cases have started with anonymous tips. People who are concerned about insurance cheating and have information about a fraud can report it anonymously by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-877-55-FRAUD or visiting the website at www.NJInsurancefraud.org.
State regulations permit a reward to be paid to an eligible person who provides information that leads to an arrest, prosecution, and conviction for insurance fraud.