TRENTON — Two New Jersey men who admitted operating a bogus 9/11 charity have been indicted on conspiracy and theft by deception charges.

Prosecutors say Thomas Scalgione of Stafford Township and Mark Niemczyk (NIHM'-chek) of Tinton Falls brought a custom-painted pickup truck to public events, where they sold T-shirts featuring the logos of the New York City police and fire departments.

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The charges stem from an investigation the state conducted last year, which led to the men entering into a consent judgment that barred the men from charity work.

Niemczyk is also accused of failing to file a personal state income tax return in 2011.

The indictment was handed up Friday by a state grand jury and was made public Monday.

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