TOMS RIVER – A Toms River man has been charged with Failure to Register as a Home Improvement Contractor after performing work without a license.
The suspicion began when multiple homeowners in Toms River complained that Thomas Carlevale, 34, of Toms River, had performed work on their homes to later discover he was not a licensed contractor.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crimes Unit executed an investigation which revealed that in October of 2019, Carlevale had indeed sought out and performed home improvement work on homes in Toms River under the company names “T-Tech Construction” or “T-Tech Building and Electric.” Homeowners became suspicious when Carlevale failed to pass inspections and/or obtain necessary permits for his work, which later resulted in the homeowners contacting law enforcement.
It was also revealed that Carlevale performed the work in question despite the fact that he had not possessed a valid home improvement contractor’s license since 2015.
On January 11, Carlevale surrendered himself to Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crimes Unit and was charged with Failure to Register as a Home Improvement Contractor. He was processed and released on a summons pending a future court date.
The public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.