Sunday, September 11, 2022

Berks Detectives Charge Orwigsburg Man for Involvement into Settlement Scheme

An Orwigsburg man is facing charges for his involvement in a settlement scheme.
According to the Berks County District Attorney's Office, on Thursday, January 13, 2022, Berks County Detectives initiated an investigation into the theft of $120,000, owed to a law firm located in Harrisburg.

This money was part of the settlement from a 2019 civil claim made on behalf of Joseph Nebroskie, of Orwigsburg against a third party. 

Specifically, the $120,000 was the fee owed to this law firm for the legal services that had been rendered on behalf of Mr. Nebroskie. The investigation into this matter revealed that near the time of this settlement and after these funds had been released, Joseph Nebroskie allegedly objected to the amount of legal fees being charged and hired Attorney Michael Cammarano, Jr., of Reading, to represent him. The $120,000 in dispute was to be held in a bank account pending further litigation.
As part of this investigation, search warrants were obtained by the Berks County Detectives for bank account information belonging to Cammarano and Nebroskie. Based on the examination of these bank records, it was determined that the $120,000 had been withdrawn over time by Cammarano and that portions thereof were distributed to Nebroskie. This was done without proper authorization. As of October 31, 2020, only one cent remained in this account.

On Monday, August 29, 2022, Michael Cammarano was charged with Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received, Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition, Receiving Stolen Property, and Criminal Conspiracy. 

On Monday, August 29, 2022, Joseph Nebroskie was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition, Receiving Stolen Property, and Criminal Conspiracy.

On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, Michael Cammarano was taken into custody by members the Berks County Detectives, with the assistance of the Northern Berks Regional Police Department.

Cammarano was transported to the Central Processing Center located at the Berks County Courthouse. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge David L. Yoch and committed to the Berks County Jail on $25,000 bail.  He has since been released after posting bail.

On August 31, 2022, Joseph Nebroskie surrendered himself to the Berks County Detectives.   He was arraigned and released on $100,000 unsecured bail.

Nebroskie's preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 19th, 2022.



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