(Avalon, NJ)—Avalon Police Chief William McCormick has announced the arrest of a 32 year old Middle Township man on theft charges relating to an incident at an Avalon home earlier this summer.

Jason Bordo of Burleigh, Middle Township has been charged with Theft 2c:20-3 following an investigation regarding the theft of approximately $17,914 worth of jewelry from an Avalon residence.  Mr. Bordo allegedly stole the jewelry from the home where he was hired by the homeowner to do cleaning services.

The homeowner reported that the jewelry had been removed from the property on or about the dates of July 30th through August 3rd, 2012.  An investigation by Avalon Police Det. Joseph Gaughan resulted in the successful recovery of $17,894 worth of the jewelry.  Mr. Bordo was arrested by Patrolman Matthew Martino of the Middle Township Police Department on August 7th at the Wildwood Park Motel in Burleigh.

Mr. Bordo was transported to the Cape May County Jail where he is being held on $15,000 cash bail.