Officials: Souderton inspector defrauded homeowners of $18K

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- A local home inspector is charged with defrauding home buyers in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.

Joseph Michalski of Souderton, Montgomery County had a business called Sherlock Homes Inspection Services.

Detectives say he put people in jeopardy by falsely performing radon and water tests that could impact their health.

Police say he collected $18,000 from at least 138 home buyers.

Michalski is charged with felony theft by deception, receiving stolen property and related offenses.

He has been released on $20,000 unsecured bail.

Anyone who hired Michalski should contact the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at 610-278-3368.