Ocean County Contractor Arrested In Florida

Steven Romano. (Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
Steven Romano. (Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

PALM BEACH, FLA. – An Ocean County contractor wanted on an outstanding warrant was apprehended in Palm Beach, Florida May 17.

Steven Romano was indicted April 16 by an Ocean County grand jury on one count of theft by failure to make required disposition. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said Romano has waived extradition to New Jersey and is awaiting transport.

Romano, the owner of Oak Hill Construction, was contracted by residents of the Seaview Condiminium Association in Ortley Beach to rebuild their homes destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Romano allegedly received $250,000 for work he failed to complete, and received additional money for paving and other outdoor work he also failed to do.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer thanked both the Ocean County and Palm Beach sheriffs departments for their work in apprehending Romano.