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The owner of an Old Bridge car dealership pleads guilty to selling Sandy-damaged vehicles


The owner of a used car dealership in Old Bridge faces up to three years behind bars after pleading guilty to using fraudulent vehicle titles to sell cars damaged in Superstorm Sandy to unsuspecting customers.  The case was referred to the state Division of Criminal Justice by ABC News, which did extensive reporting on flood vehicles being sold across the country.  42-year-old Jonathan Olin of Manalapan admitted to the scheme Monday in Monmouth County Superior Court.  He ran D&D Auto Sales on Englishtown Road in Old Bridge.  As part of the deal, Olin also must forfeit his license to sell vehicles in New Jersey for a period to be determined by the court, and pay restitution to eight victims.  A co-defendant - 30-year-old Jessie Dinome of Jackson - also pleaded guilty to tampering with public records.  A former employee of the Freehold Motor Vehicle Agency, she faces up to a year in prison. 

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