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Normally, I would say that someone in your situation would have a civil case against him for the hardship he's caused. The issue here is statute of limitations which is the length of time someone has to file a case. Fraud is six years per N.J. Stat. § 2A:14-1. That can be extended but only to the time that one found out about the fraud, or reasonably should have (which is still more than 6 years ago based on the facts you told me). As such, it seems to late to file a civil case, arguably.
The same applies to criminal statutes where 7 years is the most that the prosecutor can take to charge someone like him for such offenses unless he was living out of state for some of that time.
So likely the statute of limitations block action in such a scenario.
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