Bridgewater resident was convicted in October for issuing bad check to repay friend's loan.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, December 7, 2012
A Bridgewater man was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in prison for knowingly writing a $100,000 bad check to repay friend's loan, the Attorney General said. Stephen Locrotondo, 53, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Robert Mega in Union County. Locrotondo was convicted on Oct. 18 of second-degree issuing a bad check. According to Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Locrotondo received $100,000 from a friend between Oct. 14 and 27, 2006. The friend believed the money would be returned with interest in a few weeks, Chiesa said. Locrotondo then issued a check for $100,000, knowing he did not have sufficient funds in his bank account to cover the amount, Chiesa said.
Bridgewater resident previously linked to insurance scheme that defrauded companies out of millions.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, October 19, 2012
A Bridgewater resident who has already pleaded guilty for his role in conspiring to defraud multiple companies out of more than $15 million has now been convicted of writing a $100,000 check while knowing there were not enough funds in his bank account to cover it. Stephen Locrotondo, 53, was convicted by a Union County jury of a charge of second-degree issuing a bad check following a four-day trial before State Superior Court Judge Robert Mega in Elizabeth, according to State Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa. Chiesa said the jury acquitted Locrotondo on a charge of second-degree theft by deception. Mega scheduled sentencing for Dec. 7. The second-degree charge of issuing a bad check carries a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison…