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  • Wolchek investigates: Crook fools everyone - even feds?

    Wolchek investigates: Crook fools everyone - even feds?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-08-21 06:41:38 GMT
    Every businessman dreams of a rich investor who will back them. For as many as 50 businessmen, that investor was Sam Ajami.
    Every businessman dreams of a rich investor who will back them. For as many as 50 businessmen, that investor was Sam Ajami.
  • Wolchek Investigation: Novi judge under investigation resigns

    Wolchek Investigation: Novi judge under investigation resigns

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:27:22 GMT
    Judge Dennis Powers is throwing in the towel. His retirement is effective Sept. 1, just a few weeks before having to answer to misconduct charges by the judicial tenure commission.
    Judge Dennis Powers is throwing in the towel. His retirement is effective Sept. 1, just a few weeks before having to answer to misconduct charges by the judicial tenure commission.
  • Hall of Shame: Viewers help disabled victim get new ride

    Hall of Shame: Viewers help disabled victim get new ride

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:54:20 GMT
    Fox 2 viewers came to the aid of a Hall of Shamer victim and helped deliver a new set of wheels.
    Fox 2 viewers came to the aid of a Hall of Shame victim and helped deliver a new set of wheels.
  • Man sentenced for selling bogus insurance in metro Detroit

    Man sentenced for selling bogus insurance in metro Detroit

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:23:46 GMT
    A Texas man was convicted of being the mastermind behind a scheme to sell bogus insurance to unsuspecting drivers in Michigan.
    A Texas man was convicted of being the mastermind behind a scheme to sell bogus insurance to unsuspecting drivers in Michigan.
  • Wolchek investigation leads to formal complaint against Judge Dennis Powers

    Wolchek investigation leads to formal complaint against Judge Dennis Powers

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-06-11 03:34:01 GMT
    State investigators are accusing a District Court Judge Dennis Powers of billing taxpayers for golf outings, a luxury condo, racking up phone bills from Aruba, and ignoring death threats made against one of his fellow Judges.
    State investigators are accusing a District Court Judge Dennis Powers of billing taxpayers for golf outings, a luxury condo, racking up phone bills from Aruba, and ignoring death threats made against one of his fellow Judges.
  • Hall of Shame: A fundraising failure

    Hall of Shame: A fundraising failure

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-06-11 02:40:24 GMT
    A local woman needed some help raising money for a wheelchair accessible van. A man claiming to be a media mogul stepped in and said he could help.
    A local woman needed some help raising money for a wheelchair accessible van. A man claiming to be a media mogul stepped in and said he could help.

  • 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown

    32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown

    Saturday, May 31 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-06-01 03:56:37 GMT
    The grounds of Comerica Park are once again the setting for the 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown.
    The grounds of Comerica Park are once again the setting for the 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown.
  • Fame or Shame: The Perfect Bacon Bowl

    Fame or Shame: The Perfect Bacon Bowl

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-05-22 03:29:54 GMT
    FOX 2's Rob Wolchek puts The Perfect Bacon Bowl to the test in this edition of Fame or Shame. Click the video player above to watch his report.
    FOX 2's Rob Wolchek puts The Perfect Bacon Bowl to the test in this edition of Fame or Shame. Click the video player above to watch his report.
  • Furniture guy lands a seat in the Hall of Shame

    Furniture guy lands a seat in the Hall of Shame

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-05-15 03:22:08 GMT
    A Livonia business owner promised he could save his customers money on the top quality furniture the big stores carried. His only catch - you had to pay up front. Now, a lot of customers are out the money and without furniture.
    A Livonia business owner promised he could save his customers money on the top quality furniture the big stores carried. His only catch - you had to pay up front. Now, a lot of customers are out the money and without furniture.
  • More animal cruelty charges for rocker turned rancher

    More animal cruelty charges for rocker turned rancher

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:36:59 GMT
    Rocker turned rancher Steve Banch has been charged with animal cruelty before, and now he's in trouble with the law again.
    Rocker turned rancher Steve Banch has been charged with animal cruelty before, and now he's in trouble with the law again.
  • Misguided faith: Doors close on "prophet's" massage business

    Misguided faith: Doors close on "prophet's" massage business

    Friday, March 21 2014 6:07 AM EDT2014-03-21 10:07:29 GMT
    A new sign is taped to the window at Agape Massage Therapy and Chiropractic in Clinton Township. It reads, "Due to political pressure, we have been forced to close temporarily."
    A new sign is taped to the window at Agape Massage Therapy and Chiropractic in Clinton Township. It reads, "Due to political pressure, we have been forced to close temporarily."
  • Misguided faith? Wolchek investigates doomsday believers

    Misguided faith? Wolchek investigates doomsday believers

    Thursday, March 13 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-03-13 11:43:20 GMT
    The latest Problem Solver investigation from FOX 2's Rob Wolchek tells the painful story of a group of parents who say their daughters gave up college, career dreams and their families.
    The latest Problem Solver investigation from FOX 2's Rob Wolchek tells the painful story of a group of parents who say their daughters gave up college, career dreams and their families for a life of giving massages and worshipping with their boss.
  • 'Bowling for Dollars' participants finally see the money roll in

    'Bowling for Dollars' participants finally see the money roll in

    Friday, February 28 2014 5:41 PM EST2014-02-28 22:41:01 GMT
    Participants of the recent relaunch of the hit TV game show 'Bowling for Dollars' say the dollars they were owed are finally rolling in.
    Participants of the recent relaunch of the hit TV game show 'Bowling for Dollars' say the dollars they were owed are finally rolling in.
  • Wolchek Investigation: 'Bowling for Dollars' participants still waiting for dollars

    Wolchek Investigation: 'Bowling for Dollars' participants still waiting for dollars

    Thursday, February 20 2014 9:41 AM EST2014-02-20 14:41:07 GMT
    A local TV station recently relaunched the hit game show 'Bowling for Dollars.' Some of the show's contestants say they bowled, they won - but have yet to see the dollars.
    A local TV station recently relaunched the hit game show 'Bowling for Dollars.' Some of the show's contestants say they bowled, they won - but have yet to see the dollars.
  • Hall of Shame: Computer repair man disappears with customer's electronics

    Hall of Shame: Computer repair man disappears with customer's electronics

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 11:09 PM EST2014-01-23 04:09:00 GMT
    Fox 2's Rob Wolchek's latest inductee into the Hall of Shame is a guy named Jason, who has owned a few computer shops around metro Detroit.
    Fox 2's Rob Wolchek's latest inductee into the Hall of Shame is a guy named Jason, who has owned a few computer shops around metro Detroit. He's not a magician but he sure seems to make his customer's computers and other electronics vanish.
  • 'Survivor' star Mike Skupin lands in the Hall of Shame

    'Survivor' star Mike Skupin lands in the Hall of Shame

    Thursday, December 12 2013 7:05 AM EST2013-12-12 12:05:18 GMT
    The latest inductee into Fox 2's Rob Wolchek's Hall of Fame is Survivor star Mike Skupin. Wolchek investigates his business, which many have complained of being a rip off.
    The latest inductee into Fox 2's Rob Wolchek's Hall of Fame is Survivor star Mike Skupin. Wolchek investigates his business, which many have complained of being a rip off.
  • Fame or shame? Does the Shower Tunes curtain hit the right notes?

    Fame or shame? Does the Shower Tunes curtain hit the right notes?

    Monday, November 25 2013 10:54 PM EST2013-11-26 03:54:07 GMT
    Fox 2's Rob Wolchek tests out Shower Tunes, the shower curtain with built-in, waterproof speakers in this edition of Fame or Shame.
    Fox 2's Rob Wolchek tests out Shower Tunes, the shower curtain with built-in, waterproof speakers in this edition of Fame or Shame.
  • Wolcheck's Shame Alert: "FBI" virus freezes your computer and demands ransom

    Wolcheck's Shame Alert: "FBI" virus freezes your computer and demands ransom

    Monday, November 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-11-05 03:33:31 GMT
    The latest variation of a computer virus the "FBI bug" which claims the FBI has caught you looking at something illegal and demands payment to "forgive" the "first offense."
    The latest variation of a computer virus the "FBI bug" which claims the FBI has caught you looking at something illegal and demands payment to "forgive" the "first offense." The most common sites that trigger the bug are adult-oriented sites.
  • 'Run Local Locksmith' owner runs away

    'Run Local Locksmith' owner runs away

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-10-02 11:38:02 GMT
    Problem Solver Rob Wolcheck gets the inside scoop about 'Run Local Locksmith" from a former employee and revisits what was once the company headquarters.
    Problem Solver Rob Wolcheck gets the inside scoop about 'Run Local Locksmith" from a former employee and revisits what was once the company headquarters.
  • Fame or Shame? Metro Detroiters put Zoomies to the test

    Fame or Shame? Metro Detroiters put Zoomies to the test

    Thursday, September 19 2013 7:41 AM EDT2013-09-19 11:41:06 GMT
    Fox 2's Rob Wolchek puts Zoomies, the hands-free binoculars, to the test. But will they get 'Fame'? Or 'Shame'?
    Fox 2's Rob Wolchek puts Zoomies, the hands-free binoculars, to the test. But will they get 'Fame'? Or 'Shame'?
  • Wolchek: Masked eBay 'Internet Bully' says he's scared

    Wolchek: Masked eBay 'Internet Bully' says he's scared

    Thursday, September 12 2013 7:51 AM EDT2013-09-12 11:51:30 GMT
    The Masked Man of Mayhem is back in the Hall of Shame. This time, the tables have been turned. He says he's scared of one of the very people he's been known to habitually attack online. But not even a judge is buying it.
    The Masked Man of Mayhem is back in the Hall of Shame. This time, the tables have been turned. He says he's scared of one of the very people he's been known to habitually attack online. But not even a judge is buying it.
  • Wolchek: Judge Powers spending big, taxpayers flip the bill

    Wolchek: Judge Powers spending big, taxpayers flip the bill

    Thursday, August 22 2013 6:36 AM EDT2013-08-22 10:36:15 GMT
    Judge Dennis Powers is back after the state temporarily appointed him to another district court to alleviate tensions following Fox 2's problem solver investigation earlier this summer.
    Judge Dennis Powers is back after the state temporarily appointed him to another district court to alleviate tensions following Fox 2's problem solver investigation earlier this summer.
  • Wolchek pulls the mask off 'Internet Bully'

    Wolchek pulls the mask off 'Internet Bully'

    Tuesday, August 6 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-08-06 21:49:05 GMT
    He's an international menace, an Internet predator who is out to destroy his enemies. He's getting away with it because no one has been able to track him down and confront him until now.
    He's an international menace, an Internet predator who is out to destroy his enemies. He even brags about it on YouTube and the websites he runs. He's getting away with it because no one has been able to track him down and confront him until now.
  • Wolchek Investigation: Mysterious Business in Dearborn Heights

    Wolchek Investigation: Mysterious Business in Dearborn Heights

    Friday, July 12 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-07-13 01:15:51 GMT
    It's a place where the customers carry in mysterious packages, bags, boxes and even suitcases. There's no business sign.  There are no windows and customers need to be 'buzzed' to get in.
    It's a place where the customers carry in mysterious packages, bags, boxes and even suitcases. There's no business sign.  There are no windows and customers need to be 'buzzed' to get in.
  • Customers keyed up over 'Run Local Locksmith'

    Customers keyed up over 'Run Local Locksmith'

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 3:00 PM EST2013-02-13 20:00:27 GMT
    When you're locked out, the first locksmith you call usually gets the job. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek with what one company is doing to make sure they're always first on the phone.
    You're in a panic. You're locked out of your car or your house. You're not going to do a lot of shopping around. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says one company makes sure they're always first on the phone.
  • Basketball and the Bible: Ex-player speaks out about fired OU coach

    Basketball and the Bible: Ex-player speaks out about fired OU coach

    Wednesday, June 26 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-06-27 01:08:30 GMT
    There is a mystery at Oakland University. Why did the president of the school retire on the same day a coach was fired? A brave basketball player may provide some answers.
    There is a mystery at Oakland University. Why did the president of the school retire on the same day a coach was fired? A brave basketball player may provide some answers.
  • Wolchek Investigation: Judge Powers

    Wolchek Investigation: Judge Powers

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-06-13 02:33:35 GMT
    You have heard judges call for a short recess. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek found a judge whose recesses are anything but short. The Oakland County judge should have been on the bench. Instead, he was busted on the job.
    You have heard judges call for a short recess. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek found a judge whose recesses are anything but short. The Oakland County judge should have been on the bench. Instead, he was busted on the job.
  • Wolchek Investigation: Is your Social Security number all a thief needs to steal your identity?

    Wolchek Investigation: Is your Social Security number all a thief needs to steal your identity?

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 5:46 PM EDT2013-05-15 21:46:32 GMT
    Is it really that easy?  You get someone's Social Security number and use it to get credit to buy things? Ask a woman in Southfield and she'll say "yes."
    Is it really that easy?  You get someone's Social Security number and use it to get credit to buy things? Ask a woman in Southfield and she'll say "yes."
  • Hardcore Pawn's Les Gold puts the Pocket Hose to the Fame or Shame test

    Hardcore Pawn's Les Gold puts the Pocket Hose to the Fame or Shame test

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 11:16 PM EDT2013-05-09 03:16:35 GMT
    When it comes to garden hoses, the Pocket Hose is a real lightweight.  Yet the makers claim it packs the same power as a full-size, heavy-duty rubber hose.  We put it to a full-size, heavy-duty Fame or Shame test.
    When it comes to garden hoses, the Pocket Hose is a real lightweight.  Yet the makers claim it packs the same power as a full-size, heavy-duty rubber hose.  We put it to a full-size, heavy-duty Fame or Shame test.
  • Michael Winans, Jr. still wants your money; Convicted Ponzi schemer seeking donations

    Michael Winans, Jr. still wants your money; Convicted Ponzi schemer seeking donations

    Monday, May 6 2013 8:40 PM EDT2013-05-07 00:40:36 GMT
    Rob Wolchek first exposed Michael Winans, Junior for running a Ponzi scheme back in 2008.  Now Winans is trying to get out of his 13 year prison sentence and taking donations for his legal defense fund.
    A member of the famous Winans family convicted of wire fraud says "he's not a monster."  Rob Wolchek first exposed Michael Winans, Junior for running a Ponzi scheme back in 2008.  Now Winans is trying to get out of his 13 year prison sentence and taking donations for his legal defense fund.
  • Customers cry foul after basketball tourneys canceled

    Customers cry foul after basketball tourneys canceled

    Thursday, April 25 2013 10:58 PM EDT2013-04-26 02:58:44 GMT
    A basketball tournament is a big deal.  The kids on the teams practice.  The parents change their schedules.  The coaches get ready for a long weekend.  Then they find out at the last minute the tournament is called off.
    A basketball tournament is a big deal.  The kids on the teams practice.  The parents change their schedules.  The coaches get ready for a long weekend.  Then they find out at the last minute the tournament is called off.
  • Rob Wolchek teaches some high school students the value of a 'Hall of Shame' education

    Rob Wolchek teaches some high school students the value of a 'Hall of Shame' education

    Friday, April 19 2013 12:11 AM EDT2013-04-19 04:11:37 GMT
    Some high school students are familiar with the "Halllllllllll of Shame' guy Rob Wolchek, but would they recognize a 'bait and switch' scam?  Wolchek works to make some students wise to con artists.
    Some high school students are familiar with the "Halllllllllll of Shame' guy Rob Wolchek, but would they recognize a 'bait and switch' scam?  Wolchek works to make some students wise to con artists.
  • Wolcheck: Hall of Shame alum gets a spring cleaning

    Wolcheck: Hall of Shame alum gets a spring cleaning

    Wednesday, March 27 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-03-28 02:36:36 GMT
    There's been a change of pace in a nice neighborhood where one piece of property stood out for years. But is the spring cleaning enough to get the owner out of the Hall of Shame?
    There's been a change of pace in a nice neighborhood where one piece of property stood out for years. But is the spring cleaning enough to get the owner out of the Hall of Shame?
  • Feds bust large Medicare-Medicaid prescription drug fraud ring

    Feds bust large Medicare-Medicaid prescription drug fraud ring

    Wednesday, March 20 2013 7:51 PM EDT2013-03-20 23:51:09 GMT
    The feds bust a huge drug ring.  They say it involved doctors who wrote bogus Medicare or Medicaid prescriptions for pain pills that ended up for sale by street gangs.
    The feds bust a huge drug ring.  They say it involved doctors who wrote bogus Medicare or Medicaid prescriptions for pain pills that ended up for sale by street gangs.  The operation reached from the Motor City all the way to the southern border of Ohio and beyond.
  • Original Wolchek report: Investors Singing the Blues over Michael Winans Jr.

    Original Wolchek report: Investors Singing the Blues over Michael Winans Jr.

    Churchgoers throughout Detroit say they were offered an investment idea by their pastor, but what sold them was a pitch by Mike Winans, Junior. Now, star struck investors say a trusted member of a famous gospel singing...
    Churchgoers throughout Detroit say they were offered an investment idea by their pastor, but what sold them was a pitch by Mike Winans, Junior. Now, star struck investors say a trusted member of a famous gospel singing...
  • Wolchek: How family and friends were betrayed by Michael Winans Jr.

    Wolchek: How family and friends were betrayed by Michael Winans Jr.

    Monday, March 4 2013 12:37 PM EST2013-03-04 17:37:11 GMT
    This week, pop and gospel singer Michael Winans, Junior will be sentenced for running a multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme.
    He used to hang out with big time celebrities, but soon Michael Winans, Junior will likely be hanging around with federal inmates.  This week, the pop and gospel singer will be sentenced for running a multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme.
  • Flurry of complaints against metro Detroit snow plowing company

    Flurry of complaints against metro Detroit snow plowing company

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 11:12 PM EST2013-02-21 04:12:54 GMT
    There is a snow plowing company that has already had 16 complaints filed for this snow season at the Better Business Bureau.  The Fox 2 Problem Solvers have received complaints about this plowing company, as well.
    There is a snow plowing company that has already had 16 complaints filed for this snow season at the Better Business Bureau.  The Fox 2 Problem Solvers have received complaints about this plowing company, as well.
  • Detroit bands say rock promoter rolled them

    Detroit bands say rock promoter rolled them

    Wednesday, January 16 2013 11:07 PM EST2013-01-17 04:07:10 GMT
    A music promoter told some Detroit rockers she could take them to the next level, but the members of the bands claim this promoter just took their money and took them nowhere.
    A music promoter told some Detroit rockers she could take them to the next level, but the members of the bands claim this promoter just took their money and took them nowhere.
  • Suspicious medical outfit makes cold calls and house calls to seniors

    Suspicious medical outfit makes cold calls and house calls to seniors

    Monday, December 3 2012 11:21 PM EST2012-12-04 04:21:44 GMT
    Cold calls.  Visits to the homes of senior citizens.   Traveling doctors and an entire office filled with telemarketers.  Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says he's never seen a medical operation like this one.
    Cold calls.  Visits to the homes of senior citizens.   Traveling doctors and an entire office filled with telemarketers.  Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says he's never seen a medical operation like this one.
  • Customers say Carlos the Contractor doesn't finish the job

    Customers say Carlos the Contractor doesn't finish the job

    Wednesday, November 7 2012 11:04 PM EST2012-11-08 04:04:43 GMT
    A Novi man appears to have a formula for success, the perfect customer base for his type of construction work, construction work that he starts, but doesn't finish.
    A Novi man appears to have a formula for success, the perfect customer base for his type of construction work, construction work that he starts, but doesn't finish.
  • Winans family member pleads guilty to Ponzi scam

    Winans family member pleads guilty to Ponzi scam

    Wednesday, October 3 2012 8:25 PM EDT2012-10-04 00:25:21 GMT
    A member of the famed Winans gospel singing family has admitted he ripped people off.  Michael Winans, Junior plead guilty in federal court Wednesday to wire fraud.
    A member of the famed Winans gospel singing family has admitted he ripped people off.  Michael Winans, Junior plead guilty in federal court Wednesday to wire fraud.
  • Parents: Basketball coach took their money and made a fast break

    Parents: Basketball coach took their money and made a fast break

    Wednesday, September 26 2012 11:01 PM EDT2012-09-27 03:01:26 GMT
    Every kid who plays basketball dreams of being scouted by a big time coach, but one team says their coach is nothing but a crook.
    Every kid who plays basketball dreams of being scouted by a big time coach, but one team says their coach is nothing but a crook.
  • Michael Winans, Jr. charged, accused of cheating people out of millions

    Michael Winans, Jr. charged, accused of cheating people out of millions

    Friday, September 14 2012 1:11 AM EDT2012-09-14 05:11:09 GMT
    Michael Winans, Junior, a member of the famous Winans family, has been charged with cheating people out of more than $8 million dollars.
    Michael Winans, Junior, a member of the famous Winans family, has been charged with cheating people out of more than $8 million dollars.
  • College students beware, grant scammers calling!

    College students beware, grant scammers calling!

    Tuesday, September 11 2012 11:39 PM EDT2012-09-12 03:39:09 GMT
    College students and parents beware.  There's a sophisticated scam out there targeting people who have applied for student aid.
    College students and parents beware.  There's a sophisticated scam out there targeting people who have applied for student aid.
  • Hall of Shame: Richard Gosselin out of jail and trying to collect rent

    Hall of Shame: Richard Gosselin out of jail and trying to collect rent

    Wednesday, August 29 2012 11:36 PM EDT2012-08-30 03:36:44 GMT
    He's been a felon, a fugitive and a frequent resident of the Hall of Shame, but now Richard Gosselin has a new gig.  He's a landlord.
    How does a guy who was ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution come out of jail still owning several houses?  Now he wants rent from the people who were living in those houses while he was on the run from the law and locked up!
  • Family helped after Fox 2 exposé on refurbished mattresses

    Family helped after Fox 2 exposé on refurbished mattresses

    Monday, August 13 2012 11:12 PM EDT2012-08-14 03:12:35 GMT
    It's a Problem Solver story that gave people the creeps -- an exposé of the refurbished mattress business.  A Detroit family is now getting some help thanks to our story.
    It's a Problem Solver story that gave people the creeps -- an exposé of the refurbished mattress business.  A Detroit family is now getting some help thanks to our story.
  • 'Investment Boy' Mark Gilson takes a plea deal

    'Investment Boy' Mark Gilson takes a plea deal

    Thursday, August 9 2012 10:18 PM EDT2012-08-10 02:18:14 GMT
    He's accused of bilking tens of thousands of dollars from innocent people.  Now he's fessing up to his crimes after Rob Wolchek put him in the Hall of Shame.
    He's accused of bilking tens of thousands of dollars from innocent people.  Now he's fessing up to his crimes after Rob Wolchek put him in the Hall of Shame.
  • Dirty little mattress secret uncovered

    Dirty little mattress secret uncovered

    Wednesday, July 25 2012 10:56 PM EDT2012-07-26 02:56:59 GMT
    You've heard of rebuilt engines, refurbished Playstations and rebuilt laptop computers, but you might be spending the night on a refurbished bed!
    You've heard of rebuilt engines, refurbished Playstations and rebuilt laptop computers, but you might be spending the night on a refurbished bed!  There is nothing like a good night's sleep, but before you hit the pillow, you need to see this report.
  • Wolchek plays with Sponge after getting results for guitarist

    Wolchek plays with Sponge after getting results for guitarist

    Friday, July 13 2012 10:37 PM EDT2012-07-14 02:37:42 GMT
    Problem Solver Rob Wolchek got results after the lead guitarist from the band Sponge got off a plane after playing a gig and his guitar was ruined.  Friday night, he got to play his guitar with the band onstage.
    Problem Solver Rob Wolchek got results after the lead guitarist from the band Sponge got off a plane after playing a gig and his guitar was ruined.  Friday night, he got to play his guitar with the band onstage.
  • 4-year-old boy puts Shark Lift-Around vacuum to the test

    4-year-old boy puts Shark Lift-Around vacuum to the test

    Monday, July 2 2012 10:40 PM EDT2012-07-03 02:40:42 GMT
    You want to get your house clean, but don't feel like bringing out the bulky old Hoover.  Now there's a new vacuum that claims to put the power of an upright into the palm of your hands.  Rob Wolchek puts it to the test.
    You want to get your house clean, but don't feel like bringing out the bulky old Hoover.  Now there's a new vacuum that claims to put the power of an upright into the palm of your hands.  Rob Wolchek puts it to the Fame or Shame test.
  • Attorney: Ethos Insurance customers being offered refunds

    Attorney: Ethos Insurance customers being offered refunds

    Tuesday, June 26 2012 8:08 PM EDT2012-06-27 00:08:38 GMT
    A man charged with selling bogus auto insurance now says he wants to do the right thing.  He's giving his customers their money back.
    A man charged with selling bogus auto insurance now says he wants to do the right thing.  He's giving his customers their money back.
  • Investor boy charged with 8 felonies

    Investor boy charged with 8 felonies

    Tuesday, June 19 2012 10:42 PM EDT2012-06-20 02:42:35 GMT
    Problem Solver Rob Wolchek exposed him as a greedy schemer who was in a lot of financial trouble.  Now, he's in legal trouble, too.
    New charges for the boy wonder of the investment world, a young man who made a fortune dealing in houses and cars.  But Problem Solver Rob Wolchek exposed him as a greedy schemer who was in a lot of financial trouble.  Now, he's in legal trouble, too.
  • Auto insurance big cheese Don Diamond facing charges

    Auto insurance big cheese Don Diamond facing charges

    Tuesday, June 19 2012 6:09 AM EDT2012-06-19 10:09:31 GMT
    Hundreds of Detroiters were driving without auto insurance last summer and they didn't even know it, that is until Problem Solver Rob Wolchek busted a bad insurance scheme.
    Hundreds of Detroiters were driving without auto insurance last summer and they didn't even know it, that is until Problem Solver Rob Wolchek busted a bad insurance scheme.
  • Piano, furniture go missing from Livonia consignment shop

    Piano, furniture go missing from Livonia consignment shop

    Wednesday, June 6 2012 11:27 PM EDT2012-06-07 03:27:08 GMT
    A woman was trying to sell her piano on consignment, but it disappeared and the new owners of the consignment shop say they don't know what happened to it.  She's not the only on missing something.
    A woman was trying to sell her piano on consignment, but it disappeared and the new owners of the consignment shop say they don't know what happened to it.  She's not the only on missing something.
  • Busted Chrysler Worker Back to Work

    Busted Chrysler Worker Back to Work

    Thursday, May 31 2012 1:19 PM EDT2012-05-31 17:19:34 GMT
    They were busted on the job allegedly drinking beer and smoking marijuana on their lunch break.
    They were busted on the job allegedly drinking beer and smoking marijuana on their lunch break.
  • Investor boy grows up the hard way in the Hall of Shame

    Investor boy grows up the hard way in the Hall of Shame

    Thursday, May 31 2012 1:16 PM EDT2012-05-31 17:16:51 GMT
    He hooks you by saying he's a builder who can fix up your investment property for a good price.  But some of his customers say he's no builder!  It's just a ruse to get into your house and then into your pocketbook.
    He hooks you by saying he's a builder who can fix up your investment property for a good price.  But some of his customers say he's no builder!  It's just a ruse to get into your house and then into your pocketbook.
  • 'Cub Scout Contractor' Sent to Prison

    'Cub Scout Contractor' Sent to Prison

    Some people never learn even after spending time in the Hall of Shame. Now, a crafty contractor is being called a con man by a judge who's had enough.
    Some people never learn even after spending time in the Hall of Shame. Now, a crafty contractor is being called a con man by a judge who's had enough.
  • Rita Gosselin, Husband Still on the Run

    Rita Gosselin, Husband Still on the Run

    They look like an average, small-town couple, but they're charged with big time crimes like racketeering. They're also still on the run from the law. In this video report, Problem Solver Rob Wolchek has the latest on the...
    They look like an average, small-town couple, but they're charged with big time crimes like racketeering. They're also still on the run from the law. In this video report, Problem Solver Rob Wolchek has the latest on the...
  • Hall of Shame Alumnus Identified as Murder Victim

    Hall of Shame Alumnus Identified as Murder Victim

    There are new developments in a deadly shooting in Royal Oak. We now have the name of the victim, and it's a familiar name for FOX 2's Rob Wolchek. More than a decade ago, Rob put Gary Lupiloff in the Hall of Shame. Now,...
    There are new developments in a deadly shooting in Royal Oak. We now have the name of the victim, and it's a familiar name for FOX 2's Rob Wolchek. More than a decade ago, Rob put Gary Lupiloff in the Hall of Shame. Now,...
  • Mortgage Audit Company Has Many Unhappy

    Mortgage Audit Company Has Many Unhappy

    A forensic mortgage audit. It's one of the latest crazes for those who want to get their homes refinanced. The idea is that the audit will turn up mistakes your bank made and maybe lead to a mortgage modification. That is,...
    A forensic mortgage audit. It's one of the latest crazes for those who want to get their homes refinanced. The idea is that the audit will turn up mistakes your bank made and maybe lead to a mortgage modification. That is,...
  • Craigslist Contractor Goes to the Pokey

    Craigslist Contractor Goes to the Pokey

    There's one more full bunk at the Oakland County Jail. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says a local contractor who had been residing in the Hall of Shame has a new home.
    There's one more full bunk at the Oakland County Jail. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says a local contractor who had been residing in the Hall of Shame has a new home.
  • More Rough Seas for Boat Hauler

    More Rough Seas for Boat Hauler

    More rough seas for a Macomb County boat hauler. According to a criminal complaint, he threatened to kill a federal agent. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says this guy's temper already landed him in the Hall of Shame.  STORY &...
    More rough seas for a Macomb County boat hauler. According to a criminal complaint, he threatened to kill a federal agent. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says this guy's temper already landed him in the Hall of Shame.  STORY &...
  • Ex-Hall of Shamer's Murder Planned

    Ex-Hall of Shamer's Murder Planned

    He was shot and killed in broad daylight in a safe neighborhood, but the person who killed a Royal Oak man in his own driveway seemed to know exactly how to pull it off and get away. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says this was...
    He was shot and killed in broad daylight in a safe neighborhood, but the person who killed a Royal Oak man in his own driveway seemed to know exactly how to pull it off and get away. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says this was...
  • Customers Say Contractor a No-show

    Customers Say Contractor a No-show

    He promises to show up but never comes, at least that's what his customers say. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says this guy promised to talk to him several times but also never showed. Now, he's appearing in the Hall of...
    He promises to show up but never comes, at least that's what his customers say. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says this guy promised to talk to him several times but also never showed. Now, he's appearing in the Hall of...
  • Macomb Co. Contractor Turns Himself In

    Macomb Co. Contractor Turns Himself In

    A contractor is in jail, turning himself in after being put in the Hall of Shame. Rob Wolchek says that as soon as his story hit TV and the Web, cops from all over Michigan recognized him as a guy they were looking for. He's...
    A contractor is in jail, turning himself in after being put in the Hall of Shame. Rob Wolchek says that as soon as his story hit TV and the Web, cops from all over Michigan recognized him as a guy they were looking for. He's...
  • State Says Winans Involved in Ponzi Scheme

    State Says Winans Involved in Ponzi Scheme

    Michigan regulators say a member of the Winans gospel-music family led a fraudulent, multimillion-dollar investment program by promoting bogus Saudi Arabia oil bonds.
    Michigan regulators say a member of the Winans gospel-music family led a fraudulent, multimillion-dollar investment program by promoting bogus Saudi Arabia oil bonds.
  • Daters: No Cupid at Matchmaking Service

    Daters: No Cupid at Matchmaking Service

    They were tired of the bar scene and uninterested in the internet, so they turned to a professional matchmaking service. It cost a pretty penny, but they were promised pretty ladies and dashing dudes. However, these daters...
    They were tired of the bar scene and uninterested in the internet, so they turned to a professional matchmaking service. It cost a pretty penny, but they were promised pretty ladies and dashing dudes. However, these daters...
  • Sweet Sounding Deal Hits a Sour Note

    Sweet Sounding Deal Hits a Sour Note

    A pair of guys pulls you aside. They're amped up because they just have to get rid of some high end electronics. The crew says they put audio systems in expensive home cinemas, but Problem Rob Wolchek is putting them in the...
    A pair of guys pulls you aside. They're amped up because they just have to get rid of some high end electronics. The crew says they put audio systems in expensive home cinemas, but Problem Rob Wolchek is putting them in the...
  • Questions Sprout over Farmers Veggies

    Questions Sprout over Farmers Veggies

    There's nothing like getting freshly picked fruits and vegetables right off the farm. That's why people love those farmer's markets. You can actually buy your produce right from the guy who grew it. That is, if he's telling...
    There's nothing like getting freshly picked fruits and vegetables right off the farm. That's why people love those farmer's markets. You can actually buy your produce right from the guy who grew it. That is, if he's telling...
  • AG's Office: Rita Gosselin on the Run

    AG's Office: Rita Gosselin on the Run

    She's facing years in prison, but apparently she doesn't want to face the music. A Downriver real estate mogul Rob Wolchek put in the Hall of Shame is a wanted women on the run from the law.
    She's facing years in prison, but apparently she doesn't want to face the music. A Downriver real estate mogul Rob Wolchek put in the Hall of Shame is a wanted women on the run from the law.
  • Innocent Homeowners Hit with Liens

    Innocent Homeowners Hit with Liens

    There is a law to protect people who can not collect their pay. Sounds good. Except this law can be used to punish people who do not owe anyone any money. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek is trying to get to the bottom of a...
    There is a law to protect people who can not collect their pay. Sounds good. Except this law can be used to punish people who do not owe anyone any money. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek is trying to get to the bottom of a...
  • Rita Gosselin, Husband Rounded Up

    Rita Gosselin, Husband Rounded Up

    Rita Gosselin and her husband, Richard Gosselin, have been rounded up. Rita was put in the Hall of Shame and put in handcuffs, but disappeared along with her husband before being put on trial.
    Rita Gosselin and her husband, Richard Gosselin, have been rounded up. Rita was put in the Hall of Shame and put in handcuffs, but disappeared along with her husband before being put on trial.
  • Big Shot Boss behind Business Exposed

    Big Shot Boss behind Business Exposed

    No one knew who was behind a business that closed its doors and left some customers wondering what happened to their money. However, Rob Wolchek unmasked the secret man with the plan and found out he is someone who is...
    No one knew who was behind a business that closed its doors and left some customers wondering what happened to their money. However, Rob Wolchek unmasked the secret man with the plan and found out he is someone who is...
  • Sprinkler Wars: Signs Being Snatched in Macomb County

    Sprinkler Wars: Signs Being Snatched in Macomb County

    This is a big bucks time of year for sprinkler companies as customers make sure their lawn systems are blown out before winter blows in. The average cost is about $45 for a winterization, but it's costing one man a lot more...
    This is a big bucks time of year for sprinkler companies as customers make sure their lawn systems are blown out before winter blows in. The average cost is about $45 for a winterization, but it's costing one man a lot more...
  • Oil in the Kalamazoo: Enbridge's Story

    Oil in the Kalamazoo: Enbridge's Story

    Hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled into the Kalamazoo River in July. Now, there are accusations that the company responsible for the spill isn't doing a good job to clean it up.  Monday, FOX 2 showed you...
    Hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled into the Kalamazoo River in July. Now, there are accusations that the company responsible for the spill isn't doing a good job to clean it up.  Monday, FOX 2 showed you...
  • Fugitive Couple Arraigned in Real Estate Scheme

    Fugitive Couple Arraigned in Real Estate Scheme

    A Michigan couple arrested last month after fleeing the state in April have been arraigned on racketeering and obtaining money under false pretenses charges in connection with what authorities call a "massive real estate...
    A Michigan couple arrested last month after fleeing the state in April have been arraigned on racketeering and obtaining money under false pretenses charges in connection with what authorities call a "massive real estate...
  • Woman Promising Big Bucks Appears Bogus

    Woman Promising Big Bucks Appears Bogus

    A mysterious woman advertises free money claiming she holds the secret of getting big time government grants. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says she has got some secrets, but nothing you would want to brag about.
    A mysterious woman advertises free money claiming she holds the secret of getting big time government grants. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says she has got some secrets, but nothing you would want to brag about.
  • Problem Solvers Rattle Plumber's Pipes

    Problem Solvers Rattle Plumber's Pipes

    You might call a plumber to unclog your drain, but customers who called one plumber say he drained them of their cash.  A good plumber is hard to find, but finding this one was nearly impossible. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek...
    You might call a plumber to unclog your drain, but customers who called one plumber say he drained them of their cash.  A good plumber is hard to find, but finding this one was nearly impossible. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek...
  • New Allegation against 'Baseball Barry' Sheets

    New Allegation against 'Baseball Barry' Sheets

    "Baseball Barry" Sheets has already been charged with two felonies.  Problem Solver Rob Wolcheck says he's now in custody waiting to be arraigned on a third.
    "Baseball Barry" Sheets has already been charged with two felonies.  Problem Solver Rob Wolcheck says he's now in custody waiting to be arraigned on a third.
  • You Could Be Driving with Fake Auto Insurance and Not Even Know It

    You Could Be Driving with Fake Auto Insurance and Not Even Know It

    Michigan auto insurance is the most expensive in the country. However, one company recently came to metro Detroit with prices that crush the competition. Their prices are good, but Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says their...
    Michigan auto insurance is the most expensive in the country. However, one company recently came to metro Detroit with prices that crush the competition. Their prices are good, but Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says their...
  • Hall of Shame: Life Insurance Policy Raises New Questions in Lupiloff Murder Case

    Hall of Shame: Life Insurance Policy Raises New Questions in Lupiloff Murder Case

    The unsolved murder of Royal Oak businessman Gary Lupiloff is getting new life. A life insurance company is suing to block a payout because it could go to the killer.  Rob Wolchek says Lupiloff had a lot of enemies, but only...
    The unsolved murder of Royal Oak businessman Gary Lupiloff is getting new life. A life insurance company is suing to block a payout because it could go to the killer.  Rob Wolchek says Lupiloff had a lot of enemies, but only...
  • Edward May Pleads Guilty in $200M Ponzi Scam

    Edward May Pleads Guilty in $200M Ponzi Scam

    A Detroit-area man accused of a $200 million investment scam pleaded guilty Friday, admitting he lied to people for a decade when he promised that he was putting their cash into telecommunication deals with hotels across the...
    A Detroit-area man accused of a $200 million investment scam pleaded guilty Friday, admitting he lied to people for a decade when he promised that he was putting their cash into telecommunication deals with hotels across the...
  • Rockin' Rancher Steve Banch a No Show at Court

    Rockin' Rancher Steve Banch a No Show at Court

    He was supposed to be in court on Friday, but the so-called rock and roll rancher never made it. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says this guy's next performance may be at the Oakland County jail.
    He was supposed to be in court on Friday, but the so-called rock and roll rancher never made it. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek says this guy's next performance may be at the Oakland County jail.
  • Detroit Job Agency Bails after Taking Clients' Bucks

    Detroit Job Agency Bails after Taking Clients' Bucks

    An employment agency closes its doors and leaves its clients without work and with a lot less cash. Get this -- the people behind this job business have done the same thing before! Problem Solver Rob Wolchek has a job of his...
    An employment agency closes its doors and leaves its clients without work and with a lot less cash. Get this -- the people behind this job business have done the same thing before! Problem Solver Rob Wolchek has a job of his...
  • 'The Event': Where TV Dreams Come True?

    'The Event': Where TV Dreams Come True?

    Their ads are directed at kids. They lure your child in with visions of being on TV with big name kid stars, then hit up mom and dad with a sales pitch. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek investigates a company running something...
    Their ads are directed at kids. They lure your child in with visions of being on TV with big name kid stars, then hit up mom and dad with a sales pitch. Problem Solver Rob Wolchek investigates a company running something...
  • 'Electricians' Leave Customers in Shock

    'Electricians' Leave Customers in Shock

    One says he's a master electrician and a reserve cop. The other claims to be an electrician and a congressional delegate. Too bad the state says neither one is a licensed electrician. Maybe that's why we're told these guys...
    One says he's a master electrician and a reserve cop. The other claims to be an electrician and a congressional delegate. Too bad the state says neither one is a licensed electrician. Maybe that's why we're told these guys...
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