- Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting
Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi
announced that a South Jersey man was sentenced
to state prison today for possessing a stolen
to Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Chillemi,
Tyrone Gittens, 44, formerly of Browns Mills
and currently of Blackwood, was sentenced
to four years in state prison. Gittens’
sentence was based on his guilty plea to
third-degree receiving stolen property.
The charge was contained in a Burlington
County grand jury indictment returned on
Dec. 21, 2010.
pleading guilty on June 6, Gittens admitted
that between March 14 and March 21, 2007,
he was in possession of a stolen 2007 Dodge
Charger, knowing that it had been stolen.
An investigation by the Office of the Insurance
Fraud Prosecutor determined that Gittens
removed or altered the vehicle identification
number of the Charger for the purpose of
concealing the theft of the vehicle.
David S. Sorantino of the New Jersey State
Police Auto Unit – South, Sergeant
Anthony Butler of the Division of Criminal
Justice and Deputy Attorney General Paul
D. Santangini were assigned to the investigation.
Deputy Attorney General Dianne C. DiGiamber
Deal represented the Office of the Insurance
Fraud Prosecutor at the plea and sentencing
is Insurance Fraud Awareness Month in New
Jersey. People who are concerned about insurance
cheating and have information about a fraud
can report it anonymously by calling the
toll-free hotline at 1-877-55-FRAUD,
or visiting the Web site at www.NJInsurancefraud.org.
State regulations permit a reward to be
paid to an eligible person who provides
information that leads to an arrest, prosecution
and conviction for insurance fraud.