Boat dealer arrested at Atlantic City Boat Show charged with fraudulent sales

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Submitted/Tracy Blumenstein is charged with various fraud and theft offenses. Submitted/Tracy Blumenstein is charged with various fraud and theft offenses.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A local salesman was arrested by Egg Harbor Township Police Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Atlantic City Boat Show and charged with fraudulent boat sales and other offenses.

According to police, Tracy Blumenstein, owner of Professional Boat Sales on Margate Boulevard in Egg Harbor Township, was arrested as part on an ongoing investigation into fraudulent sales and deceptive practices.

Blumenstein, 48, of Egg Harbor Township was also charged with theft by deception and with issuing $33,000 in bad checks. He owns another off Roosevelt Boulevard in Marmora.

Similar complaints were signed against Blumenstein last month by a private citizen regarding the sale of his boat.

Municipal Court Judge H. R. Switzer set bail at $25,000 full cash, and Blumenstein was lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Other employees of Professional Boat Sales have been implicated in fraudulent activity involving the sales of boats, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information about fraudulent or criminal activity involving Blumenstein or Professional Boat Sales is asked to contact Detective Ray Theriault of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department Criminal Investigation Bureau at 609-926-4051, or contact Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at 652-1234, 800-658-8477 (TIPS) or report the tip Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to arrests and indictments in Atlantic County.

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