"I trusted him," Hernandez told the Sun-Sentinel on Friday. "I confided in him, and he completely, almost ruined my life."
A second client, from Bal Harbor, told police she paid DiMarco around $440,000 for carpeting, tile, decorations, furniture and painting, the newspaper reported.
Both clients said the work DiMarco promised had not been completed after more than a year, and the interior designer refused to give them refunds, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
According to detective reports, DiMarco had allegedly stolen $1,075,457, spending $156,620 on clothing; $45,652 on electronics; $15,876 on movies, bowling and tickets to attractions; and $21,542 at restaurants. The records also showed that DiMarco paid $378,523 to companies he had ties with, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
DiMarco’s attorney, Lyon Greenblatt declined to comment Friday, the newspaper reported.