Tag: Statewide Investigative Fraud Team

On April 21st, 2015

Fifteen Cited in Two CSLB Stings "If they were legit, they would have a contractor's license, plain and simple. Calling out these illegal contractors and citing them is a huge step in consumer protection and public safety." - CSLEA President Alan Barcelona

April 15-16, 2015 were busy days for the Contractors State License Board's (CSLB) Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT).  SWIFT investigators set up a sting in both Union City and Eureka to weed out unlicensed contractors placing bids on home improvement jobs totaling $500 or more in combined labor and material costs. It's estimated that 20 […]

On March 4th, 2014

Suspected Illegal Contractor Held At Gunpoint Undercover Sting In Pioneer

During an eight-hour undercover sting conducted  by the  Contractors State License Board (CSLB)  in Pioneer February 25, 2014, investigators  approached a suspected unlicensed contractor who  refused to cooperate, ran from investigators, locked himself in his vehicle  and made threatening movements.  Officers held the man at gunpoint.  He was just one of six  suspects cited for […]

On January 23rd, 2014

In Rural Towns and Big Cities, Investigators Target Illegal Contractors

Our California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) members with the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) started the new year with their tried-and-true method of catching and cuffing unlicensed contractors.   Two undercover stings in two weeks resulted in 24 suspects cited. On January 8 and 9, 2014, the CSLB Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) cited 18 […]

On December 21st, 2012

Unlicensed Contractor Stings Continue

No rest for our CSLEA members who are investigators with the Contractors State License Board (CSLB).  As part of CSLB's Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) they have gone undercover in both Northern and Southern California. Their latest set-ups netted eight offenders in Glendale and seven in San Jose.  The investigators act as home or business […]

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