The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is concerned that a Middletown con man may have fleeced far more people than they already have identified.
Christopher D. Biello, 43, of Coe Place in the Port Monmouth section of the township, was arrested last week and charged with 14 crimes including Theft by Deception, Impersonation, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, Forgery and Falsifying Records following a year-long investigation.
Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni’s office alleges that Biello offered to assist with the refinancing for a Keansburg man and then obtained numerous credit cards and sought other loans in the victim’s name.
In another instance, Biello offered to engage in a short sale on a property in Brick Township, and provided the victim with a fraudulent document in an attempt to deceive him. A third incident occurred when Biello offered to assist with the financing on a property in Wyoming, where again, Biello provided the victim with a fraudulent document in an attempt to deceive him.
According to his Linkedin profile, Biello operated Biello Consulting Group from an office on Newman Springs Road in Red Bank. The “group” offers foreclosure assistance, short sales, business consulting, business loans and equipment leasing, and networking and computer consulting services, according to its website. Prior to forming his consulting group, Biello was a sales manger for a mortgage company and a project engineer for FEMA.
Anyone who has any information about Biello and his activities is urged to contact Detective Dan Wehrle, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, at 732-431-7160 ext. 7924.
Biello is in custody at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution. His bail was set at $275,000, cash only, by Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen. He faces over 20 years in state prison if convicted of all charges.