Joliet contractor Joseph Hisel is dealing with new arrest warrants and new accusations from two consumers who said they compensated him for house renovations that were being under no circumstances done.
Hisel has been the topic of various I-Workforce investigations, dating back again to 2014.
“From the day the warrant was issued, Joseph Hisel has been on the operate and we don’t presently know where he is at,” stated Detective Sergeant Chris Altiery, Braidwood Law enforcement Section.
Hisel has been charged with and convicted of theft and house repair fraud, with accusations from a lot of unhappy clients.
His two most modern prices are in Will County. A Braidwood resident said he gave Hisel a $975 down payment for a decking job in April but by no means heard from Hisel all over again so he turned to law enforcement.
“He bought on Fb and he discovered a firm referred to as Household Repairs for Considerably less. He did the appropriate quantity of vetting, he believed, looked into them and they appeared to be legit,” explained Altiery.
Altiery explained Hisel signed his get the job done-proposal “J.H.”, so at initially, law enforcement failed to know who they were being dealing with.
“My target in this scenario, states, ‘Hey, I think I know who this person is’. He comes into the police station, and he actually demonstrates me a photo of Joseph Hisel from the ABC7 I-Team, when they did their tale again in 2017. So he found his perpetrator,” he claimed.
The Braidwood warrant was issued in August. A second warrant was issued for Hisel in New Lenox for a independent allegation of house maintenance theft.
Hisel formerly pleaded responsible in four other instances in a variety of counties the Chicago place, all for theft and household restore fraud.
One of them was a 2017 DuPage County case in which Hisel was sentenced to two yrs in jail for a Class 3 felony conviction of “theft by deception with intent to deprive.” The choose mentioned he gave a harsher sentence mainly because Hisel took off just after an first 60 day sentence. He was afterwards caught in West Virginia.
Now police say he is on the run once more.
“He is variety of well-recognised by everybody all around below for the reason that of the media attention that he bought again in 2016 and 17,” Altiery reported.
The I-Group tried out to arrive at Hisel by text, phone and postal mail, but we have not listened to back. There are no lawyers listed in his courtroom papers and the Will County public defender said they are not representing him.