Prosecutor's Office Claims Contractor Operating with Expired License


TOMS RIVER-On Monday (1/4/16), Seaside Heights residents, Mary and Nick Ditta, responded to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office to report a theft by contractor Thomas Carlevale, 29, of Thomas Carlevale Construction in Toms River. The Ditta’s reported they contracted Mr. Carlevale’s company to lift and renovate their home in Seaside Heights, but that the work has been left incomplete.

The investigation by OCPO Special Investigations Unit alleges that the Ditta’s provided approximately $22,000 to Mr. Carlevale for the requested services and that Thomas Carlevale spent approximately $4,500 on the job before abandoning the work and leaving the residence damaged and incomplete. In addition the investigation found Carlevale was not registered with the State as a home improvement contractor at the time the contract was drafted.

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An arrest warrant for THEFT BY FAILURE TO MAKE REQUIRED DISPOSITION AND FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR was applied for and granted by Judge Daniels, with bail set at $50,000 no 10%. On Wednesday (1/6/16) at approximately 1 pm, members of OCPO Special Investigations Unit located and arrested Carlevale after a motor vehicle stop on Washington Street in Toms River.

Anyone experiencing issues with Thomas Carlevale’s Construction Company can contact OCPO Special Investigations Unit Det. Brad Frank at 732-929-2027 Ext. 3689.

The media and public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations and that these defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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