Sea Bright Man Charged With Defrauding Storm Assistance Program


monmouth-county-prosecutors-office-sealWilliam Nagle of Sea Bright got a certificate of occupancy for his Center Street apartment on December 29th, yet continued to charge FEMA for 68 nights of hotel stays from January 14 through March 23, according to charges filed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Nagle was arrested and charged Wednesday with third degree Theft by Deception for defrauding FEMA of more than $12,000 in Transitional Aid Housing.

“Being a victim does not open the door to defraud the government in times of need. We can all pull together in times of crisis to help one another, but that combined effort to aid and assist comes with the understanding that no one will take advantage of the situation,” Acting Prosecutor Christopher J Gramiccioni said.

Since its launch in February, the Superstorm Sandy Fraud Task Force has opened approximately 112 investigations into complaints of unregistered contractors, reconstruction and home repair fraud, and other consumer-related problems. Of those 112 cases opened by the Task Force, about 20 have involved criminal or potentially criminal matters with the remaining cases mostly being handled by investigators from the State and County Consumer Affairs offices.  To date, 44 cases have been remediated or closed after investigation and review by the Task Force.

Monmouth County Superstorm Sandy Fraud Task Force was launched to address complaints arising from fraudulent reconstruction and home repair, charitable contribution or cyber-scams and other consumer-related issues.

Homeowners or citizens can report complaints via the following:

  • The Task Force webpage at www.SandyFraud.com or call the Task Force hotline at (855) SANDY  39.


  • Visit the Task Force Command Center, located in the Bayshore Activity Center at Bayshore Waterfront Park, 719 Port Monmouth Road, in the Port     Monmouth, New Jersey. Command Center hours are Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Nagle is now being housed at Golden’s Palace in Freehold on $5000 bail with no 10% option.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Sea Bright, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Sea Bright Man Charged With Defrauding Storm Assistance Program”

  1. Whaaaaaaaaaaambulance said at 12:04 pm on May 23rd, 2013:

    Someone call out the Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaambulance… Jim Sage is going to be mad that he isn’t getting paid OT because one of his union buddies called out sick and someone had to babysit the bad guys. Then Sage will demand the job he didn’t get or spread lies about Golden. At least Sage is over the BOE job he didn’t get and his lies about Beck.

  2. Ah, excuse me said at 12:37 pm on May 23rd, 2013:

    Maybe I missed something, and as much as I despise Sage; can you tell me what this article has to do with Sage and what your need was to reference him?

  3. Why the obsession with Jim Sage? said at 2:23 pm on May 23rd, 2013:

    I guess there is

  4. Someone is too obsessed with Sage said at 2:27 pm on May 23rd, 2013:

    Sorry about the typo (above)…just typin his name made me scared—-

    If he would just stop telling the truth about certain candidates, maybe I wouldn’t be here all afraid my candidate may lose to Tea Party folks, because he did some bad things at the Sheriff’s Department. Like FRAUD!!!!

  5. It's Simple Folks... said at 2:57 pm on May 23rd, 2013:

    No fraud, no mismanagement, no Golden, no problem!!!

    Dan Peters for Sheriff!!

  6. Sancho Panza said at 1:19 pm on May 24th, 2013:

    Why is it a local prosecution? Under the Arizona SB 1030 precedent, local authorities can’t enforce federal laws.