Tag: unlicensed contractor

On March 30th, 2018

Seventeen Busted in CSLB Sting in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO – California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) investigators conducted an undercover sting in San Diego County during the third week in March and cited 17 people suspected of contracting without a license. “Licensed contractors have taken the steps necessary to be approved by the State of California,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association […]

On February 6th, 2018

CSLB Investigators Bust Unlicensed Contractors in Santa Rosa Sting Investigators working to protect fire victims who are rebuilding or repairing their homes

SANTA ROSA –  In a proactive approach to protect victims of the North Bay fires who are now repairing or rebuilding their homes, California Contractors State License Board investigators conducted an undercover sting in Santa Rosa January 27, 2018. The investigators posed as fire victims at a damaged home, seeking framing, plumbing and electrical work.  […]

On October 31st, 2016

CSLB Sting Nets Ex-Con, Repeat Offenders & Loaded Firearm Nearly three dozen caught in undercover operation in Folsom

FOLSOM – To help protect home and business owners, on October 19-20, 2016, investigators with the Contractors State License Board’s (CSLB) Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) worked with the Folsom Police Department and Folsom Code Enforcement to conduct an undercover sting designed to catch suspected unlicensed contractors. “Hiring, paying and trusting a contractor to a […]

On September 21st, 2016

CSLB Targets Unlicensed Contractors in Marin County 15 cited for illegal contracting at sting operations in Novato & San Rafael

SAN RAFAEL – On September 8, 2016, Contractors State License Board (CSLB) investigators conducted undercover stings in the Marin County cities of Novato and San Rafael in search of unlicensed contractors.   During the stings, they cited 15 people who offered to do construction work without a required state contractor license. "It's unfortunate that there continue […]

On July 15th, 2016

CSLB Investigation Leads to Foster City Man's Arrest Suspected unlicensed contractor defrauds family out of $110,000

SAN FRANCISCO - Following an extensive investigation by California Statewide Law Enforcement (CSLEA) Member Bob Twomey, Foster City resident Patrick Otsuki, 57, was arrested for defrauding a San Francisco family out of $110,000 by falsely holding himself out as a licensed contractor. “There are a lot of con artists out there,”  Twomey told SFGate. “They promise […]

On May 5th, 2016

27 Cited in CSLB Stings in Sacramento & San Diego

SACRAMENTO - How far will unlicensed contractors go to get unsuspecting consumers to hire them for home improvement projects?  Just ask Contractors State License Board (CSLB) investigators who conduct undercover sting operations in which they pose as homeowners and seek bids on projects such as concrete repair, fencing, flooring and hot water tank replacement. "CSLB […]

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