Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Joe Gorga, has been busted for allegedly shoplifting from a local New Jersey Home Depot store, according to a close to the action source.
Joe has a long history of shady business dealings — all pointing to a crooked pattern of financial dodgeball. In December of 2014, reports claimed that Joe and his wife, Melissa, owed $2 million to various contractors.
The source alleged that Joe owed “framers, painters, plumbers and electricians,” adding, “he doesn’t pay anybody.” Simultaneous social media rumor suggested that the couple “bounce checks on a regular basis” and “ignore payment plans.” In January of 2017, Joe was exposed for shirking a commitment to provide six low income housing units in one of his rental properties.
In January 2018, Joe and Melissa were busted for allegedly faking their way into the restaurant business, snagging a struggling eatery in order to temporarily sell their deceased mother’s dream to the Bravo audience.
We’ve been told that the Home Depot chose not to involve the police — but ordered that Joe be banned from the store permanently.
Viewers know that Joe’s sister and co-star, Teresa Giudice, and her husband, Joe Giudice, were convicted and sent to prison for multiple counts of wire and bank fraud — leaving dozens of stiffed victims in their wake.
Is thievery this family’s recipe for behind-the-scenes success?
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is currently filming.