Steven Romano was apprehended in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, May, 17, 2019, on an outstanding warrant from Ocean County. Romano was indicted by an Ocean County Grand Jury on April 16, 2019.

Romano was charged with the 2nd degree crime of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-9 and has waived extradition to New Jersey. He is currently awaiting transport.

The Seaview Condominium Association of Ortley Beach hired Romano (owner of Oak Hill Construction) to rebuild the residences that were ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. Despite receiving over $250,000.00 in payments for repairs of the individual units, Romano failed to complete the work. Romano then accepted additional money for paving, line striping, signage and landscaping and failed to complete that work as well.

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