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Prosecutors: 2 men indicted in marina arson fire; Blaze allegedly was insurance scam


TOMS RIVER, New Jersey — Two southern New Jersey men stand accused of roles in a marina fire that severely damaged the facility and several boats.

Ocean County prosecutors say Bruce Roslin and Jonathan Dockery, both of Little Egg Harbor Township, face charges in an 18-count indictment.

Prosecutors say the 44-year-old Roslin paid the 32-year-old Dockery to set fire to his 26-foot boat, which was docked at the Tuckerton Marine Service Center. The boat was destroyed in the September 2009 fire, and Roslin received more than $100,000 in insurance money.

Roslin and Dockery are both charged with arson for hire, conspiracy to commit aggravated arson and other counts. Roslin also was charged with insurance fraud, false swearing, theft by deception and witness tampering.

It wasn't known Wednesday if either man has retained an attorney. Telephone numbers for them could not be located.

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