Two Manahawkin Contractors charged with failure to make repairs
Two Manahawkin contractors are charged with entering into contracts with 17 homeowners and 2 sub-contractors and partially doing or not completing the work.
On Tuesday, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced the arrest of Adam Nevius, 44, and Kimberly Atkinson, 50, both of Manahawkin, on charges of Failure to Make Required Disposition, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-9.
Atkinson was also charged with one count of Theft by Deception in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4, for her material misrepresentation in the mortgage application that she submitted for the purchase of their Manahawkin home.
The arrests and charges are the result of an extensive investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crimes Unit into Coastal Restorations & Construction of N.J., LLC that was owned and operated by Nevius and Atkinson, who are also married.
It is alleged that between 2014 and 2017, Adam Nevius, as a representative of Coastal Restoration entered into contracts with at least 17 homeowners and 2 sub-contractors for the repairs on their homes, most of which were damaged by Super Storm Sandy.
Despite receiving almost $700,000.00, for repairs, Coastal Restoration did little or no work on these homes.
Instead, Nevius and Atkinson are accused of using the funds for purposes other than which they were intended.
Prosecutor Billhimer thanks the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crimes Unit, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ocean County Department of Consumer Affairs, Stafford Township Police Department, Ship Bottom Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, and Surf City Heights Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.