Rob Wolchek, FOX 2 Detroit

Rob Wolchek

FOX 2 Detroit

Detroit, MI, United States

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Past articles by Rob:

Customers: Bad contractor Mr. Brookes runs like a river after getting deposits

Scott Brookes says he doesn't want the people's money. But victims say otherwise, and they want their money back. → Read More

Michigan AG, 8 other states ask lenders to stop collecting Pink Energy loan payments

The Michigan Attorney General is asking the loan lenders to suspend loan payments to Pink Energy, formerly PowerHome Solar, as it continues to investigate it. → Read More

Customers say they have dirt on shady landscaper

Even though his customers aren't happy, Joe Vella doesn't have a care in the world. We caught up to him outside the Livingston County Courthouse where he's a defendant in a criminal case and has been ordered to pay back more than $1 million. → Read More

Pink Energy, aka PowerHome Solar, closes after multiple problems

Pink Energy, the solar energy company previously known as PowerHome Solar, is closed and all employees have been terminated - according to a letter sent to all employees and obtained by FOX 2. → Read More

Dark days ahead? Pink Energy, aka PowerHome Solar, troubles mount

The CEO of PowerHome Solar/Pink Energy is under investigation by the state of Michigan and says the company is worth half as much as it was in January. But the problems the solar company has are not because of the company, he says. → Read More

Bad contractor can't build a defense for Dearborn Heights disaster

Meet the newest member of the Hall of Shame who doesn't want to admit any responsibility. But Wolchek has all the receipts - literally. → Read More

Ex-'King of Craigslist' back in jail facing 6 new felonies

There's a new mugshot for a Hall of Shamer who appears to be pulling the same old scams. → Read More

Fame or Shame: Find out if Alien Tape is really out of this world

The makers of Alien Tape claim it has out-of-this-world properties, saying you can defy gravity and hang all kinds of stuff on all surfaces like a big jug of water on a wall or even a heavy brick. Will it get Fame - or Shame? → Read More

Facebook Marketplace fake steals real money

HALL OF SHAME: Jack Furne isn't even his real name - and he's left a trail of customers who paid real money for items that never existed - really mad. FInd out more, here - at 10 p.m. → Read More

Faux fence guy is a real hot head

Who comes out swinging at a reporter in front of a police station on camera? Seth Chuhran - that's who. → Read More

Shady Metro Detroit contractors sentenced after home remodeling disasters

A shady contractor with a long criminal record is headed to jail, while his wife who helped him was sentenced to probation. → Read More

Wolchek drives used car creep crazy

Hall of Shame: A Macomb County used car salesman can rattle off stories like a champ - when he wants to make a sale. Rob Wolchek tracks him down tonight at 10. → Read More

Customers say country contractor is just a con

TONIGHT at 10: A country contractor gets tracked down. "I've seen you do reports on these guys and I've thought I never want to be that guy," he said. Rob Wolchek: "You're going to be that guy." → Read More

Hall of Shame: Dirty duct cleaner won't come clean

HALL OF SHAME: A duct cleaning company has a history of angry customers, high fees, different names and worst of all, work that many say was never done. Who are these guys? Rob Wolchek found out. → Read More

Bad builder skips facing alleged victims in court

Temo's full name - Artemio Sessions. He is charged with conducting a criminal enterprise - a 20-year felony and false pretenses, a five-year felony. → Read More

Ex-lawyer with dirty deed past slapped with six felonies

Jack B. Wolfe was charged with six felonies, three counts of counterfeiting documents affecting interest in the property, and three counts of uttering and publishing as true documents. But Jack didn't turn himself in, so the police came out in force to his Southfield home. → Read More

Wolchek smokes out sketchy dope deliveries

TONIGHT: Meet the Chronic Clown, the Beard and the Boss. They're running a bootleg marijuana business anyone can access online, selling and delivering weed to anyone, anywhere. Rob Wolcheck investigates. → Read More

Back for 2021, The Michigan State Fair has something for everyone

From racing pigs to hotdog eating contests, and rides among the sights and sounds, the State Fair has a little of everything - including Shrine Circus performances. → Read More

Wolchek takes on Wayne County County's rockiest road

When you drive east on Mott Road from Ypsilanti Township, there's no sign saying you're crossing from Washtenaw into Wayne County - but you don't need a sign, the road lets you know you've arrived. → Read More

Redford collision shop guy's reputation is a wreck

Hall of Shame: You take your car to the body shop to fix the damage, but if you take your car to one Redford body shop - you may end up with more damage. → Read More