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Township of Ocean Police Department
Tuesday October 10th, 2017 :: 03:09 p.m. EDT


Press Release: Theft by Deception Arrest

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 6th, 2017

LOCATION: Marlboro, New Jersey

OFFICERS INVOLVED: Detective Jesse Orbach

ACCUSED: Robert Cohan 31-year-old Male // Lakehurst, New Jersey

During the months of May and June of 2017 an elderly Wanamassa woman fell victim to a driveway repair scam. The accused later identified as Robert Cohan of Lakehurst portrayed himself as a contractor and promised to make repairs that he had no intentions of ever doing. The victim provided Cohan with nearly $7,000.00 and never had any work completed on her driveway.

On Friday, October 6th Detective Jesse Orbach was notified that Cohan was arrested by Marlboro Township for a similar type scam in their jurisdiction. Cohan was ultimately charged with theft by deception and transported to the county jail pending a future court appearance.

PREPARED BY: Detective Lieutenant Timothy R. Torchia
Public Information Officer
(732) 531-1800

DATE: 10/10/2017

Township of Ocean Police Department
399 Monmouth Road
Ocean Township, NJ 07755

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-531-1800

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