A 48-year old St. Johns County contractor is being sought in connection with at least four counts of grand theft. The suspect, identified as Luis Michael Maldonado Sr. of 10535 Isom Ave., has four outstanding arrest warrants for grand theft and four additional cases pending review at the State Attorney’s Office. Maldonado is also on four years’ probation for three additional counts of grand theft. He was found guiulty on those charges four months ago.
Maldonado is the owner of M & M Fence Company of St. Augustine. He is accused of entering in contracts with victims and demanding partial payments for fencing work. According to St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Detectives, the four current investigations reveal that the suspect would cash the victim’s checks and then make no effort to begin
work or contact the victims. Two of these cases are from last summer and the other two are from April.
Additional charges are pending further investigation. Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Maldonado are asked to contact the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office at (904) 824-8304. You can also remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of N.E. Florida at 1-(888) 277-TIPS (8477).