TUCKERTON -- A 73-year-old borough man was arrested by New Jersey State Police Friday in connection to allegedly accepting deposits from area businesses for storm damage repairs for which he never did the work.

Peter Levitski was charged with theft by failure to make disposition by troopers from the State Police Tuckerton barracks, said State Police spokesman Sgt. Adam Grossman.

Levitski was charged and released this afternoon at the barracks, Grossman said.

Levitski agreed to fix signs damaged during Hurricane Sandy at businesses and after collecting deposits from owners never completed the work, Grossman said.

Businesses that were involved with the charges were located in Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton, Stafford Township, Eagleswood Township, Ship Bottom and the Waretown section of Ocean Township, he said.

He said police believe there may have been more businesses that were victimized and are asking anyone who has to come forward by contacting Trooper Joseph Sembler at the State Police Tuckerton barracks at (609) 296-3132.

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