AG Platkin, Division of Consumer Affairs Announce $442,000 Settlement with South Jersey Home Improvement Contractor Who Allegedly Defrauded Elderly Consumers and Others

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2023

Office of the Attorney General
– Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney General
Division of Consumer Affairs
– Cari Fais, Acting Director
Division of Law
– Michael T.G. Long, Director

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TRENTON – Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced a $442,000 settlement with a South Jersey home improvement contractor who agreed to dissolve his business and pay $257,000 in consumer restitution to resolve a civil lawsuit filed by the Attorney General alleging that the contractor and his company defrauded senior citizens and others who hired them to perform home remodeling projects.

South Jersey Home Contracting, LLC (“SJHC”), based in Woodbury, and its owner James C. Barreras, Jr., who resides in Cinnaminson (collectively, “Defendants”), agreed to the terms in Final Consent Judgement filed in State Superior Court in Gloucester County on September 13, 2023.

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