Prosecutor seeks additional victims of Middletown con man

Christopher D. Biello. photo via facebook

Christopher D. Biello. photo via facebook

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.

Posted: January 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Prosecutor seeks additional victims of Middletown con man”

  1. Eric S. Hofman said at 8:54 am on January 28th, 2016:

    Unless he can raise Johnny Cochren from the dead, He’s going to Prison! In the old days we would Stone Him in a Public Venue to show anyone else with ideas of deception what happens when You take what doesn’t belong to You! Nice work from all those involved in His Capture!

  2. justice for all said at 9:14 am on January 28th, 2016:

    So then no more innocent until proven guilty then, Eric? No more jury of peers? No more “fair” trial? We’ll just bring back cruel and unusual punishments? You sound like a real stand-up, freedom loving fellow; I pray for people like you to have your shoes come untied, unexpectedly, so that you trip in front of a large crowd.

    PS – Yay capitalism, suckers.