- Associated Press - Friday, April 27, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Three more New Jersey residents have been charged with filing fraudulent applications for Superstorm Sandy relief.

The new cases announced Friday by the state Attorney General’s office brings the total number of people charged statewide to 112. Officials say all the false claims are responsible for diverting nearly $7 million in relief funds.

The three new defendants - a Fair Lawn woman and a Matawan couple - are accused of falsely claiming in their grant and loan applications that their damaged Jersey shore homes were their primary residences. They’re charged with theft by deception.

If convicted, the defendants could each face up to 10 years in prison.

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