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.