NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - State officials have fined 26 unlicensed moving companies in the state following a sting orchestrated by the state Consumer Affairs Division.
Officials have fined each company $2,500. In addition, two of the companies face federal fines of $25,000 because officials say they were crossing state borders.
Officials say approximately 290 moving companies are licensed to perform moves within the state.
Eight of the unlicensed movers had listings on Craigslist. Five had listings on Angie's List and nine used their own websites. The rest were listed on third-party moving websites.
There were 89 formal consumer complaints filed in the state about moving companies in 2013.
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It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.
Summer is not over just yet! 90 degree temperatures will take us into September. Much of the week ahead is looking hot with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.
There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday.
Unsettled weather will continue through Labor Day with temperatures soaring in the 90's. We aren't looking at a washout but there will be pop up showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening on Monday.
Monday (90/72): Clouds/Storm
Tuesday (93/71): Clouds/Storm
Wednesday (87/63) Mostly Sunny