Former PHS Graduate charged with theft just days before elected to Lyndhurst Board of Ed

Vincent D. Tunnero, 41, a Lyndhurst Board of Education trustee-elect has been arrested and charged with the theft of $102,500

LYNDHURST — A Lyndhurst Board of Education member who won a seat in the November 6 election has been arrested and charged with the theft of $102,500 after he reportedly failed to make repairs to two properties in Seaside Heights following agreements to make repairs to those properties.

Lawrence Mayberry, of the Warrants Squad of the Seaside Heights police charged Vincent Tunnero, 41, with two counts of theft on Thursday, October 25, nearly two weeks before the election. (Click here for police report)

According to the complaint, Tunnero took $37,000 from one man and $65,500 from another in April 2016 for “remodeling, renovating, repairing” their bungalow and then “failing to complete the job.”

On Tuesday, November 6, Tunnero won one of three available seats on the school board by 20 votes over the fourth-place finisher, Stephen Vendola.

Lyndhurst Board of Election 2018 Final Count:

  •  Richard Pizzuti Jr.: 2,003
  •  Frank Ferrandino: 1,788
  •  Vincent Tunnero: 1,714
  •  Stephen James Vendola: 1,694

Following his arrest and processing, Tunnero made his first appearance at the Superior Court of Ocean County and was released on his own recognizance — meaning he did not have to post bail or bond of any kind — pending further court action, according to a police report.

Tunnero is a 1995 graduate of Parsippany High School.