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Contractor sentenced for taking money, not doing work in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County contractor was sentenced for taking money and not doing work in Sussex County, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray.

Kyle Tomasello, 45, of Sparta Township was sentenced on May 3 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Murray said.

Tomasello was sentenced to 3 years probation and 30 days in the Morris County Correctional Facility served on SLAP. He must also pay restitution totaling $109,050 with credit for $18,000 paid and $705 in fines and fees and an additional $25.00 monthly supervision fee, Murray said.

Tomasello was indicted on various theft charges relating to a construction business, Dynamic Home Exteriors, he operated in the area. He admitted to taking various deposits from homeowners and not providing goods or services in 2022 and 2023, Murray said.

These charges were made after a thorough investigation by the Byram Township, Sparta Township, and Randolph Township Police Departments.

At sentencing, Tomasello was represented by Joshua Beinhaker, Esq. and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Jonathan E. McMeen.

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