NAPA – In 2017 terrible fires damaged areas of Napa county, requiring the services of professional contractors in an effort to rebuild the area.
While legitimate contractors likely do fine work, other unlicensed individuals with nefarious intent often try to have the public secure their services.
The NCSO conducted an undercover sting operation on Thursday in an effort to stop unlicensed contractors.
The NCSO states, “Contracting without a license is a misdemeanor under section 7028 of the California Business and Profession Code. Contracting without a license in a designated disaster area is a felony under section 7028.16 of the California Business and Profession Code.”
Of the 16 individuals contacted, 3 were arrested for contracting without a licenses in a designated disaster area. The trio amassed a total of 6 felonies, 28 misdemeanors, 2 probation violations, 2 warnings and 1 citation.
FYI – any work above $500 requires a contractor’s license.