Wildwood Crest Builder Arrested for Theft

August 24, 2021

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief of County Detectives Paul Skill announce the arrest of John Ferry, a 57 year old building contractor from Wildwood Crest, New Jersey for a theft related offense.

According to Prosecutor Sutherland, multiple complaints regarding Ferry were received by the Cape May County Department of Consumer Affairs. These complaints were then passed on to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and a investigation was subsequently initiated.

On August 18,2021, John Ferry was arrested and charged with theft in excess of $200,000.00 for taking funds from three separate victims and never completing construction work that was agreed upon. Ferry was processed and released on a summons pending Court proceedings. *

Prosecutor Sutherland stated his office will continue to work hand in hand with local and State officials to investigate allegations of theft by contractors and these cases will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Prosecutor Sutherland urges any who may have information relating to this investigation or any alleged theft by a building contractor to report the information to the Cape May County Department of Consumer Affairs at 609-886-2903 or to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, or the information can be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-889-3597.

* Any charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless they are proven guilty.