Ocean County Hurricane Sandy Contractor Charged with Theft

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Mr. Steven Romano was apprehended in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, May, 17, on an outstanding warrant from Ocean County.

According to reports, an Ocean County Grand Jury indicted Romano on April 16, charging him with one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition, a 2nd-degree crime.

Romano has waived extradition to New Jersey and is awaiting transport.

Officials say that Romano, owner of Oak Hill Construction, entered into a contract with the residents of Seaview Condominium Association in Ortley Beach to rebuild the Sandy-ravaged residences.

Despite receiving over $250,000.00 in payments to repair the individual units, Romano failed to complete the work.

Romano accepted additional money for paving, line striping, signage, and landscaping and failed to complete the work, reports stated.

Prosecutor Billhimer would like to thank the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in apprehending Romano.