Eight men arrested for soliciting work without license

Police say the men, all from Maine, had no licensing to operate in the area


Eight men from Maine were arrested for allegedly soliciting work from East Meadow residents without proper license, according to police.

Police allege that the men offered to do housework on a home in East Meadow, but when the question of payment arose, it was discovered that the men had no license to conduct paid work within the Town of Hempstead. The incident occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at around noon.

Christopher Lau, 31, Ian Michaud, 20, Shawn Thyng, 22, Thomas Thyng, 48, Michael Vanderbloeman, 24, Nathan Jackson, 25, Sherman Thyng, 69, and Mark Bureau, 36, were identified as the men who allegedly solicited the work.

Vanderbloeman, Jackson and Bureau were issued summonses for unlicensed solicitation for paid work in the Town of Hempstead.

Michaud, Shawn Thyng, Thomas Thyng and Lau were issued appearance tickets for working in Nassau County without a County Home Improvement License.

All of the men were issued violation notices from the Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs for operating a home improvement business in Nassau County without a permit.

The men were released from the scene and are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, Dec. 27 at second district court in Hempstead.