Man accused of targeting wounded warrior finally arrested

Victim lived in home with no bath or kitchen
Posted at 6:48 PM, Mar 23, 2017

We found Iraq wounded warrior Sgt. Brian Beck living in a home that resembled a bomb shelter when we met in 2015.

An I-team investigation found Michael Fabiano ripped out the kitchen and bathroom then abandon the remodeling job.

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Sgt. Beck was left with no where to eat, cook or shower other than his back yard.

The I-team contacted Florida's Bureau of Insurance Fraud and they opened a criminal case. 

Now 18 months later deputies booked Fabiano into the Pinellas County jail on 3 counts of unlicensed contracting and a felony charge of failing to secure workers compensation.

Sgt. Beck says he’d like to see Fabiano do a year in prison. He faces 5 if convicted.

Our original story caught the attention of NARI a group of local licensed contractors.

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NARI poured their time and resources into rebuilding this veteran’s home all free of charge.

Brian says the arrest comes as a relief. He's often wondered if the man responsible for his year of heartache would be held accountable.

Fabiano has bonded out of the Pinellas County jail and is awaiting trial.