PHOENIX, Ariz., (July 28, 2017) – The U.S. Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force and Orlando Police Department Fugitive Task Force successfully worked together to arrest one of the Arizona Registrar of Contractor’s (AZ ROC) Most Wanted Unlicensed Entities in Florida, yesterday.
At approximately 2 PM on Thurs., July 27, 2017, Robert Green, 37 formerly of Gilbert, was apprehended outside of a chain restaurant and bar in Orlando, FL, on an arrest warrant issued from Maricopa County, AZ. Based on information developed by the U.S. Marshals Service and AZ ROC, authorities believed Green may have fled to Florida. With that information, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office was able to successfully petition the court to expand Green’s arrest warrant to a nationwide warrant and to allow for extradition. From there, the U.S. Marshals Service and Orlando Police Department Fugitive Task Forces worked to track him down.
The warrant was issued after Green failed to appear for a pretrial conference in Oct. 2016 related to a case in Maricopa County Superior Court where he stands accused of one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices – a class 2 Felony. The felony charge and criminal case stem from an AZ ROC investigation that found Green contracted without a license and did so while representing to the homeowners that he was licensed. The investigation determined he took over $72,000 for bathroom remodels, did some work and then abandoned the job. This was not the only AZ ROC investigation against him, however.
In fact, from 2014 to 2016, AZ ROC received and investigated an additional five complaints against Green. According to those complaints, some homeowners assumed he was licensed based on his professional-looking website and gave him a combined $14,700. In each of these complaints, AZ ROC investigators found he collected money and performed little to no work before disappearing. According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Jail website, Green was booked as an out of state fugitive and may not be bailed. A court date is set for Friday, July 28, 2017 at 1:30 EST. Photo: Seminole County Sheriff's Office