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Two Hunterdon County men accused of stealing more than $80K from assisted living resident

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – Two Lambertville men have been charged with stealing more than $80,000 from a resident of a Bridgewater Township assisted living facility, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

Sanders J. Mishkin, 65, was charged with second-degree theft by deception, and second-degree attempted theft by deception.

Ronald Cusano, 65, was charged with third-degree theft by deception.

According to McDonald, a criminal referral was made to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Unit regarding concerns involving the impropriety of funds which was discovered after the assisted living facility was contacted by one the resident’s bank regarding suspicious bank account activity.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Mishkin took funds exceeding $80,000 from a resident’s account without permission to use for his own personal gain with at least $10,000 of these funds being tied to transactions conducted by Cusano, McDonald said.

On Wednesday, June 14 Mishkin and Cusano were both arrested at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office without incident and charged. Both were released pending a court appearance, McDonald said.

Anyone with information relating to the theft to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Special Investigation Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 908-722-4111 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

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