Special Press Release #06-2018 - Contractor Fraud Arrest
October 12, 2018
CONTRACTOR FRAUD ARREST
Beginning on March 19, 2018, 14 total victims reported they had given a contractor a combined total of over $400,000 as down payments for home renovation work that was never completed. Detectives began conducting the thorough investigation which led to arrest of Michael J. Sheehan, 40, of West Chester, PA. Sheehan was operating the business Element Kitchen & Bath in Paoli, PA, which has since ceased operations. Sheehan was charged with 14 counts of Felony Theft and Fraud related charges.
On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Sheehan voluntarily arrived at Tredyffrin Township Police Department to be processed and arraigned. Sheehan was video arraigned by Judge Jeffrey Valocchi (DC 15-4-02 /Downingtown) and received $250,000.00 unsecured bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2018, at 0830 hours in front of Judge Analisa Sondergaard District Court (DC 15-4-01).