– Attorney General Anne Milgram announced
that a New Jersey resident was sentenced
to state prison today for his role in a
multi-state stolen property ring and fencing
to Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Greta Gooden
Brown, James J. Sanocki, 29, who resided
in both Frenchtown and Ewing, was ordered
by Superior Court Judge Roger F. Mahon in
Hunterdon County to serve five years in
state prison and to pay full restitution
to his victims. Sanocki was also ordered
to pay a $3,000 civil insurance fraud fine.
The sentence was pursuant to Sanocki’s
May 14 guilty plea to receiving stolen property,
theft of moveable property and conspiracy.
The charges were contained in a June 4,
2007 state grand jury indictment.
pleading guilty, Sanocki admitted that between
2001 and 2002, in New Jersey, Kentucky,
and elsewhere, he conspired with other persons
to knowingly receive stolen property and
sell, or fence, the stolen property to others.
The stolen items included two tractors,
nine motorcycles, several trailers, a dump
truck, various other pieces of equipment
including a Bobcat skid steer loader, and
several all-terrain vehicles.
further admitted that in July 2002, he conspired
to steal a 1996 Pontiac Trans-Am in Ocean
County. Sanocki also admitted that between
April 13 and June 10, 2002, he conspired
to fraudulently report the theft of a Suzuki
motorcycle to the New Hope, Pa., Police
Department. A false theft claim was subsequently
submitted to the State Farm Insurance Company
with respect to the motorcycle.
Vincent Gaeta and Deputy Attorney General
Michael A. Monahan were assigned to the
investigation. Monahan represented the Office
of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor at the sentencing.
The Jefferson County Police Department in
Louisville, Ky., assisted the Office of
Insurance Fraud Prosecutor in this investigation.