State authorities allege that contractors doing business along the Jersey Shore used deceptive practices to obtain more than $1.3 million in federal relief funds from 12 homeowners who sought to have their damaged homes rebuilt, elevated and/or repaired after Superstorm Sandy.

CRA Construction and Home Elevations and TMB Services LLC, along with the companies’ owners, allegedly took homeowner money and then failed to begin work and/or abandoned unfinished projects without returning for weeks, months…

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